Storm Chasing – A How To
My plan for this page is to document resources and my own experiences getting started in storm chasing. Hopefully it will turn out to be helpful to others searching for information as well. Some information may end up being rather centric to southern Alberta, but thems the breaks. It’s where I live
The difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning:
A Tornado Watch is issued by Environment Canada when severe thunderstorms have developed and there is the possibility of one or more tornadoes developing within the areas and times specified in the watch.
A Tornado Warning is issued by Environment Canada when one or more tornadoes are occurring in the area specified or detected on Doppler radar. The expected motion, development, and duration will be given in the warning.
Weather information for Alberta
Alberta – latest loop
Lightening detection map
Lightning detection map
Text only synopsis for S Alberta
Alberta – synopsis
The following links were passed on to me by a friend in the NWS as a good information resource, and I have to agree. Some great information over at Spotter Guides
Storm Spotter Guides