What can I say, just another weather crazed guy. Actually, I am married with 3 kids, work in the aviation industry and have a passion for weather and flying. Storm chasing is a favorite pastime of mine, unfortunately PEI seldom has serious thunderstorms, but what the heck. Chasing is not limited to thunderstorms but actually any severe weather events from snowstorms to tropical storms and not limited to PEI. Chasing has taken me across NS to Yarmouth chasing hurricanes to northern NB chasing thunderstorms to Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas chasing tornadoes.
This year I made a second trip into the states on a tornado chase but unfortunately my timing was off. (Book vacation well in advance and hope that there will be activity). Tornadoes occurred a few days prior and after my trip. Missed the Joplin tornado by a few days. In the meantime, Summer is approaching and New Brunswick can spawn some nice development…
I am not a weather forecaster nor claim to be. That is left to the paid professionals who do a great job but they are limited to strict guidelines that they must adhere to when putting out their forecast. The long range forecast put out by Environment Canada has even stricter guidelines which does not allow them to go into too much detail. These official forecasts can be found in links along the right hand side of the blog. What I do here is try and elaborate on the forecast by giving a synopsis of the current weather situation by looking at various weather forecasts (Public, Marine, Aviation etc), studing various computer models, looking at special weather products ( SPC, NHC,FX) and looking at Satellite/radar imagery. This does not mean that I have no experience in weather.. I have been an official weather observer for more than 23 years, weather briefer in the military for a couple years and have taught a number of courses on meteorology to the aviation community.
So, If you want to join me on a chase or talk weather then don’t hesitate to contact me through this blog or follow me on twitter for up to date weather and storm reports from around PEI.
This is my first attempt at a blog or website, so please leave a comment about content or layout.
Have a great day.