Thursday, July 23, 2015

Just a wee funnel hits Calgary

Scary moments in Calgary as multiple funnel clouds swirled around the city on July 22. No damage from the twister that touched down somewhere around Priddis (SW of the City). Here are some shots of the afternoon.

Calgary Funnel Cloud July 22, 2015 from Imaginea Energy on Vimeo.

I happened to be shooting a time-lapse of a thunderstorm approaching down town from the 26th floor of Jamieson Place. This storm produced a large funnel cloud that lasted several minutes. In the wide angle shot you can see the strong rotation in the clouds on the left, which is where the funnel cloud formed moments later. Then I went tighter on where the funnel cloud formed. If only those darn buildings would have moved out of the way!
Wes Pohl,
Imaginea Energy Corp.

What to do with the massive hail that fell in some areas in South Calgary? Drinks of course.