Storm Weather and World Climate
Storm and Weather aims to discuss various aspects of severe weather events particularly storms and storm chasing. Storm chasing history, various storm chasing, a break down of storm chasers and storm chaser ethics! Storm Weather aims to cover many of these storm and weather events. Storm and Weather links to a variety of storm weather and other websites.
Recently, some aspects of storm chaser ethics have been tested and questioned with storm chasing groups willing to get too close in extremely dangerous situations. Unfortunately, the deaths of Tim Samaras, his son and co-partner as well as other chasers have not had any impact on some of this activity and in 2014 we saw some more close calls with storm chasing tours being caught out in a tornado, chasers desperately trying to escape a tornado with power poles falling down and one chaser being struck by lightning.
Storm Weather Forecasts of hailstorms will be posted on the hailstorm forecasts website at the start of the season as the season unfolds from about August 2009. The first 2 months will be free. Depending on the risk and ability to pinpoint locations, the aim of the forecasts is to forecasts risk of severe weather occurring specifically targetted to hailstorms. The size of the possible hailstones will also be indicated. When the warning is high risk or sometimes even moderate, a more detailed forecast is provided attempting to include time of hail threat and regional locations that could be affected. The purpose of these hail forecasts is to provide anyone with as much lead up information to keep safe.
As always, weather is very unpredictable and these are provided as guidance despite the success rate should ONLY be used as a guide. Strange things have occurred even outside the zone. The main purpose of these forecasts are coverage of the eastern states - occasionally the Perth and Adelaide region and surrounds may also be covered.
A FREE warning service is available from the Early Warning Network (EWN) who provide enhanced warnings of approaching hailstorms, floods, bush fires, and other severe weather threats that may affect your region. Storm Weather also aims to use these warnings to compliment its own forecasting system.