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Funnel Cloud in the Hart?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 3:17 PM


Strange clouds spotted in north end of city – photo submitted

Prince George, B.C. – It’s not something we see in the skies everyday.

At around 12:30 p.m. today what appears to be a funnel cloud formed behind the Hart Husky and lasted around 10 minutes before disappearing.

250News shared the photos with Environment Canada Meteorologist Armel Castellan.

“Well it’s definitely a convective item and it’s not impossible for it to be a funnel cloud,” he said. “Generally we see them a little bit more wider at the top and narrower near to the bottom of the cloud or of the spinning part of the appendage if you will of the larger cloud.”

He said it would have been easier to confirm with video footage but notes with the current weather conditions it’s “within the real of possible.”

So just how common is it?

“It’s not uncommon. Everything Prince George and north and east of there is definitely where we might see this at this time of year,” said Castellan, who added lightning is still the most dangerous form of weather to watch out for.

“There’s hundreds of thousands of lightning strikes in the province every given year and there’s only just a handful of tornadoes. So that’s really one of the first things you want to be aware of and try to mitigate so you’re not exposed when a thunderstorm is overhead.”


Doesn’t look at all like a funnel cloud to me. Appears that it is just a separate lower cloud that is tricking your eyes.

Anyone who’s lived here for any length of time will know this is not normal. Severe electrical storms are happening more often as the aerosol spray heavily charges the atmosphere. Someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds. Early onset Alzheimer’s is on the rise.

Late last month, CIA Director addresses geoengineering. He says it’s something that interests him, but documents prove that geoengineering the weather has been an ongoing process since the 1940’s. Hence the change in the 1990’s from global warming to climate change. They had to come up with a way to explain the severe weather events.

www. youtube.com/watch?v=ZMQhT6Yi5eI

    Cue the Rod Serling music.

    I’m going to give you a thumbs up just for making me laugh.

    No, the change from global warming to climate change was due to the fact the “so called” scientists were wrong. I recall chicken little Suzuki telling everyone in the 70’s the planet was going to turn into a giant block of ice, then Suzuki changed his mind and said the planet was going to melt it was going to get so hot. Climate change is all encompassing so no matter what the weather does the alarmists can blame any weather event on man.

The real story is there is a Quiznos up there.

    gotta say, had a sub there the other day…it was delicious….

Looks big. Conditions are just right. I can’t see it on the ground for to long.

The one in Lake Country. Sure looked like it was touching there.

Does not look anything like a funnel cloud. Being in Hart billy part of town it looks more like Trucknutz:D

About thirty years ago, A tornado did touch down in Mackenzie, Ripped the roof right off the pulp mill.

Had a tornado hit first avenue in the mid 90’s. I was just arriving for work in the early morning and it chased me into the building, ripped the door open behind me and all the roof disappeared other than the concrete columns with water pouring in between the concrete roof columns. Did a lot of damage to the buildings that it did hit, and the rental place across the street.

As luck would have it it hit mostly the rail yard and probably one of the toughest built buildings in town, but would have levelled a house to the ground had it been a few blocks over.

    I do remember that. I was working on first ave. at the time.

      Before they chased you all up to Queensway?

Just looks like a harmless Scud Cloud…

I would buy the 3 for $6.00, much better deal.

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