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Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 08-23-2014, 01:11 AM
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Posted By Reffik
August 24, 1814

Interesting weather story; tomorrow (August 24) is the 200th anniversary of the Burning of Washington during the war of 1812. The story is one of the many times extreme weather had a role in shaping...
Forum: 2014 06-18-2014, 05:31 PM
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Views: 59,453
Posted By Reffik
Re: Jun.17, 2014: Angus -> Barrie tornado

A storm with possibility dissolved before it got to me, but the front was fairly photogenic as it passed.

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Forum: Videos (please use YouTube as host) 07-24-2013, 10:46 AM
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Views: 10,474
Posted By Reffik
July 16 Lightning

I caught this while watching the lightning over St. Catharines - I'm intrigued by the one bolt that doesn't hug the clouds, but instead drops halfway to the ground before curving back up.
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Forum: 2013 07-20-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 133,127
Posted By Reffik
Re: July 19th 2013, the big day!

Planes are still taking off at Pearson into an active thunderstorm; more storms following.
Forum: 2013 07-19-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 133,127
Posted By Reffik
Re: July 19th 2013, the big day!

Yay, we didn't get missed :)
Forum: 2013 07-19-2013, 03:35 PM
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Views: 133,127
Posted By Reffik
Re: July 19th 2013, the big day!

Give it time; our storms are still out over Lake Huron...and they look big.
Forum: Picture Gallery 07-18-2013, 01:01 PM
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Views: 9,736
Posted By Reffik
July 10 Storm

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h35/manotick/Storms/Picture20121110126Stitch_zps1020abbb.jpg

Storm arriving; note brake lights on the Westbound 401 as rain reaches highway.
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Forum: Picture Gallery 07-26-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,762
Posted By Reffik
Positive Streamer

I found the frame on a video frame from Monday night (coming immediately before a lightning bolt). I've actually never seen one on my camera before.

I tracked the likely origin of the streamer to...
Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 03-10-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,747
Posted By Reffik
Re: Predict the Number of Tornadoes in 2012

Possibly less tornados, more intensity:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/05/us-usa-weather-storms-research-idUSTRE8241W620120305

(Reuters) - When at least 80 tornadoes rampaged across the...
Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 08-18-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,222
Posted By Reffik
Re: 700 Environment Canada jobs on the chopping block

I met with my MP yesterday: I made a short 15-min pitch about stormwater civil engineering and the importance of the EC Weather Office for that (as far ast he data they collect and the analysis they...
Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 08-13-2011, 04:27 PM
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Views: 16,222
Posted By Reffik
Re: 700 Environment Canada jobs on the chopping block

Good idea.

Members email addresses and phone numbers can be found below. Some of them are very good at responding to emails and messages, and it's really neat to hear back from them. Often the...
Forum: The Truck Stop: Storm Talk & Chit-Chat 08-06-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,222
Posted By Reffik
Re: 700 Environment Canada jobs on the chopping block

I'm a civil engineer: Before I design storm sewers, ponds, dams, etc, I spend a lot of time looking over historic EC climate data (both the free data and the analyses they sell), and I talk to the...
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