Canadian Geographic Photo Club - Highway to Hail

Highway to Hail

by Ryan Wunsch from Leader CA on 15 Jul 2018

"Highway to Hail" Taken near Golden Prairie Saskatchewan on Tuesday. This week Saskatchewan had 2 tornado days back to back, with 9 tornadoes officially recorded so far. 3 on Monday and 6 on Tuesday, no injuries. This shot was taken 18 minutes after the first report of the first Tornado of the day. The storm was moving at 70 kph so we did not have a lot of opportunities to stop for pictures with this dangerous storm on our tails. Many power poles were snapped off at the intersection of the 21 highway just 3 km (2 miles) from where this shot was taken. Radar estimated the winds in that area at 120 kph. The enhanced fujita scale used to assess wind strength uses broken power poles as an indication of winds of 145 - 195 kph.

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM3
  • Focal: 14 mm
  • Shutter speed: 0.04 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 4.5
tagged: saskatchewan supercell lightning stormchaser tornado alley storm chasing thunderstorm


anthony48 posted 2018-07-28 10:06am


chris1 posted 2018-07-15 10:42pm

Great shot, I enjoyed all your storm photos. They are very impressive. Sorry I can't add a like as apparently IE11 browser doesn't work well any more with this site. I can't even upload photos any more.


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