Collin J Örthner – Photographer

June 16, 2009

First thunderstorm of the year!

Filed under: Nature, Skyscape, Storms — collin j örthner @ 12:46 am



We have waited a very long time for our first significant storm this year. Everything is so dry!! Tonight we had this storm roll through at about 6pm and it just missed Red Deer by a mile or so following the highway around the city. We did get a short downpour which amounted to only 2mm. According to the radar the brunt of the storm which was just west of town had rain falling at the rate of 8 inches per hour!! That’s a lot of water, but the storm front moved through rather quickly so I don’t imagine there will be more than maybe an inch or so accumulated at any one spot. It sure looked great and a lot of lightning!! I made this image with a fisheye lens and de-fisheyed it which explains the wild distortion at the edges.

Update: June 16th – According to Environment Canada this morning, 45mm, close to 2 inches, of rain was recorded just south and west  from Red Deer.


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