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08-01-2009, 09:18 PM
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That was the site I and most everybody else uses to try and get some accurate news.

Are we supposed to know how to read the weather maps?

That can't be broken down a bit for the public in weather alerts?
Sure.

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/radar/how-to-use_e.html

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08-01-2009, 09:19 PM
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Hah, neighbor across the alleys fence blew over.

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08-01-2009, 09:22 PM
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BVJ-

1 dead
4critical injuries
4serious
7undetermined injuries

so far

edit on storm hit at BVJ.

17:58 Winds and duststorms hit site.

18:01 Can't see anything on site.


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08-01-2009, 09:25 PM
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Thanks I'm still not finding that very helpful.

Specifically what I'm wondering is if meteorologists issue a weather advisory specifically for Edmonton they can't give some kind of time frame?

Tonight?

How about break down the timing a little..

With all the advances in tracking this is inexcusable and the same kind of report we'd be hearing on the radio 50 yrs ago..

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Thanks I'm still not finding that very helpful.

Specifically what I'm wondering is if meteorologists issue a weather advisory specifically for Edmonton they can't give some kind of time frame?

Tonight?

How about break down the timing a little..

With all the advances in tracking this is inexcusable and the same kind of report we'd be hearing on the radio 50 yrs ago..
Long weekend, government employees.

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08-01-2009, 09:28 PM
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Thats what i thought but you said Calgary so I'm thinking maybe visiting there or something.

I should be watching the game too.

No more news is really coming out at the moment.
Ya, I am in RD.

I went to the booze store to grab a bottle at about 6:40 and on the way home I saw the neighbour lady walking her Greyhounds' a few blocks from home, I loaded her and the dogs into my truck and took them home. By the time I got to my driveway we had hail and intense wind/rain/lightening.

I don't know about you, Rep...but 34 years of Alberta living has taught me; the phrase: 'calm before the storm' isn't just a cliche.

When the western sky has that 'notorious haze' and the air is 'stuck in neutral' I can feel a strom coming.

You can't guage how fast its moving...but the intensity of the storm is almost intuitivley 'felt' by the way the air behaves.

Rule of thumb: Air moving 'upwards' all around you in an aggresive manner means get the **** home and put your bedding plants in the garage.

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Ya, I am in RD.

I went to the booze store to grab a bottle at about 6:40 and on the way home I saw the neighbour lady walking her Greyhounds' a few blocks from home, I loaded her and the dogs into my truck and took them home. By the time I got to my driveway we had hail and intense wind/rain/lightening.

I don't know about you, Rep...but 34 years of Alberta living has taught me; the phrase: 'calm before the storm' isn't just a cliche.

When the western sky has that 'notorious haze' and the air is 'stuck in neutral' I can feel a strom coming.

You can't guage how fast its moving...but the intensity of the storm is almost intuitivley 'felt' by the way the air behaves.

Rule of thumb: Air moving 'upwards' all around you in an aggresive manner means get the **** home and put your bedding plants in the garage.
Oh I know. But this is about the fastest I've ever seen a front hit. This and two weeks ago.

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What's BVJ? Any word on anything serious anywhere else?

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What's BVJ? Any word on anything serious anywhere else?
Big Valley Jamboree. Its a big festival with country music located in camrose. Sorry if its not a good description.

I'm really wanting to find out who is the one who was killed, and who else is hurt, and if the reports of people being trapped is true.

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http://www.edmontonjournal.com/techn...266/story.html

http://www.inews880.com/Channels/Reg...spx?ID=1121236

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Thanks I'm still not finding that very helpful.

Specifically what I'm wondering is if meteorologists issue a weather advisory specifically for Edmonton they can't give some kind of time frame?

Tonight?

How about break down the timing a little..

With all the advances in tracking this is inexcusable and the same kind of report we'd be hearing on the radio 50 yrs ago..
50 years...???
You do click on the play button and note the time of each frame of the animation...???


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Oh I know. But this is about the fastest I've ever seen a front hit. This and two weeks ago.
If you watch the weather radar site you can see this coming in. I emailed my bro over an hour before it hit saying it's coming in.

I got into using it for when I golf and check it almost daily just because it's a bit fun to watch. And he uses it for when he races on the weekends.

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Big Valley Jamboree. Its a big festival with country music located in camrose. Sorry if its not a good description.

I'm really wanting to find out who is the one who was killed, and who else is hurt, and if the reports of people being trapped is true.
People being trapped isn't a report, its true.. you can see the people yourself if you go to one of the many sites with pictures of them.

Either the sun, or the Journal, or whatever other news outlet you use.

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08-01-2009, 10:26 PM
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It was pretty bad for a big in the north end, near Northgate Centre. Insane lightning, that lit the sky up red, and, a enormous thunder that sounded like a gunshot.

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08-01-2009, 10:55 PM
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It was pretty bad for a big in the north end, near Northgate Centre. Insane lightning, that lit the sky up red, and, a enormous thunder that sounded like a gunshot.
I was at quizos by northgate when that happened, i'm pretty sure that struck somewhere in the parking lot.

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08-01-2009, 11:33 PM
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I was at quizos by northgate when that happened, i'm pretty sure that struck somewhere in the parking lot.
Indeed, it looked pretty damn close.

The BVJ disaster sounds just crazy and sad.

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Indeed, it looked pretty damn close.

The BVJ disaster sounds just crazy and sad.
A cruise by facebook and its full of people driving home fro Big Valley right now, it sounds awful.

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A storm essentially killed a three year old girl in Calgary tonight when it knocked over some construction equipment. Unbelievably sad.

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08-02-2009, 12:13 AM
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Tommorrow should be a active thunderstorm day aswell so this may not be over.According to the weathernetwork Edmonton is in the red to see severe thunderstorms tommorrow.

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What's up with this weather in the last couple of weeks.It is destroying a lot of buildings and a lot of people will get hurt if they are not careful.

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What's up with this weather in the last couple of weeks.It is destroying a lot of buildings and a lot of people will get hurt if they are not careful.
Hot weather will yield storms.

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A storm essentially killed a three year old girl in Calgary tonight when it knocked over some construction equipment. Unbelievably sad.
My sister in law is treating the father tonight. Sounds like her brother isn't doing too well either. Incredibly sad news.

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apparently the one casualty at BVJ was a girl who got crushed by a speaker from the stage falling on her.

Just downright sad. My thoughts and prayers go to her family and friends

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I was at BVJ ...

...within about 5 minutes it went from, "looks like rain" to absolute chaos ... there was no lightning, no thunder, no real heavy-looking clouds ... and then the wind slammed into us ... followed by the sand and dirt ... you could barely see a thing ... then the debris started flying around and the stage went down in seconds ... we had to get out of there with my two small nephews and get back t our trailers, at least 10 minutes away ... took 1/2 hour easy ... then we got the hail ...


...and the poor woman was killed by a falling speaker ...

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apparently the one casualty at BVJ was a girl who got crushed by a speaker from the stage falling on her.

Just downright sad. My thoughts and prayers go to her family and friends
Any idea of an age of the girl?

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