- Posted August 1, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
50,000 foot tornado maker passes o'er
This monster cloud (super cell) came over the horizon this afternoon. It was announced that the cloud ceiling on this monster was over 50,000 feet high. Radar predicted golf ball hail sized and torrential downpours as well as tornadoes. The outcome of the tornadoes I do not know about. It is late in the day and news is sparse.
Anyway, we had this same storm (almost) one year ago with the most coslty hail storm in Canada's history. We had tens of thousands of damages to our home and cars.
The storm cause over 400 million in damage alone to Calgary.
However, things could be worse. We are thankful we are not Chile with 7 feet of snow, or Fukushima, or in the drought of the Horn of Africa. Things could always be worse. Today's wine we drink today, tomorrow's sorrow we bear tomorrow.
Images taken with a polarizer, 160 ISO, F9, Nikon D200 sensor with a Zeiss 100 mm lens. My cloud camera.