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seziou
06-06-2010, 07:19 AM
Hello !

I am a storm chaser from France and I am going to St Catharines from the 17th of June to the 29th of July for an internship in the wine. I will be happy to make some chase with the storm chasers of Canada !

I have got some photos from France :

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/12.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/13.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/14.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/15.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/16.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/17.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/18.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/19.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/20.jpg

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/21.jpg

My WebSite : www.serge-zaka-photography.com

If you have any questions, I can answer you !

Have a nice day !

Serge ZAKA

DarkSky
06-06-2010, 09:59 AM
Awesome shots Serge!

Derecho
06-06-2010, 05:21 PM
Oh, wow! June-July is just about the peak of our tornado/severe thunderstorm season in southern Ontario, hopefully you'll get a chance to catch some action!

I don't own a vehicle, can't afford gas/insurance with what I make, so chasing isn't an option for me. But, hopefully you can find some other chasers to team up with. Serge, on Facebook look up the group 'Southern Ontario Storm Chasers'. There are dozens of local chasers there. Meet and greet!

seziou
06-07-2010, 02:45 AM
Yes, I hope I will catch some action :)

I entered in the group, and I contacted one of the storm chaser (of Toronto). I hope he will reply me. We have some stroms yesterday (60mm in an hour!), but it was difficult to have photos (it was in the afternoon and because of the rain...) :

http://www.serge-zaka-photography.com/images/24.jpg

I saw in FaceBook and in your website that you had a tornado in Ontario !

Good bye :)

Derecho
06-07-2010, 12:15 PM
Yes, I hope I will catch some action :)

I entered in the group, and I contacted one of the storm chaser (of Toronto). I hope he will reply me. We have some stroms yesterday (60mm in an hour!), but it was difficult to have photos (it was in the afternoon and because of the rain...) :

I saw in FaceBook and in your website that you had a tornado in Ontario !

Good bye :)

Yes, an F1 tornado in Essex County. Still 35km of damage to confirm as a tornado. Here Serge, this is our weather services website http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html you can choose to read it in french if you like, the button is on the top left 'francais'.

For 'Warnings' click on Southern Ontario. That's us. Hold your mouse cursor over any zone on the map and the name will pop up. You'll be in 'Niagara' in southern Ontario, more specifically(in the event of a warning) 'St. Catherines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region'.

seziou
06-14-2010, 08:34 AM
Thank you for the link :). I have just see the GFS for North America, and we will have some storm (maybe) at the end of the week.

I arrive in St Catharines the 17th. If I catch some lightening during my internship, I will display the photos on this website.

I hope I will find a bike. If I find, I will go to the lake and take some photos (I haven't got photos with the sea/a lake and lightening).

Good morning !

Ciao :)

Derecho
06-15-2010, 12:27 PM
Thank you for the link :). I have just see the GFS for North America, and we will have some storm (maybe) at the end of the week.

I arrive in St Catharines the 17th. If I catch some lightening during my internship, I will display the photos on this website.

I hope I will find a bike. If I find, I will go to the lake and take some photos (I haven't got photos with the sea/a lake and lightening).

Good morning !

Ciao :)

Yup, things are looking hopeful for some severe weather this weekend across the Great Lakes just after you arrive.

For a bike, you probably should spend a Saturday looking for garage sales, you can find bikes cheap at one, that or find a thrift store. Bike's are very expensive, but I guess you could find an inexpensive one at Canadian Tire or Wal-Mart for around $100. (Don't know how much that is in Euro, about... $150, maybe?)

DarkSky
06-15-2010, 03:21 PM
Yup, things are looking hopeful for some severe weather this weekend across the Great Lakes just after you arrive.

For a bike, you probably should spend a Saturday looking for garage sales, you can find bikes cheap at one, that or find a thrift store. Bike's are very expensive, but I guess you could find an inexpensive one at Canadian Tire or Wal-Mart for around $100. (Don't know how much that is in Euro, about... $150, maybe?)

The Euro is worth like 2X more than the $Cdn, so $100 would be about $50 Euro (I'm too lazy to go check current exchange rates, hehe)

Oops, it's not worth that much more... 'just checked:

Live rates at 2010.06.15 19:25:00 UTC
1.00 EUR = 1.26600 CAD

Personally I'd never buy anything from Chinese Tire or Walmart due to political reasons (they destroy smaller locally-owned stores and buy all-import products from China). But if you really must.... : http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/5/SportsRec/BikesAccessories.jsp

Derecho
06-15-2010, 03:28 PM
Personally I'd never buy anything from Chinese Tire or Walmart due to political reasons (they destroy smaller locally-owned stores and buy all-import products from China). But if you really must.... : http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/5/SportsRec/BikesAccessories.jsp

D'oh!

What about any local bike shops?

seziou
06-15-2010, 04:05 PM
Thank you for your messages :)

I hope I have understand everythng you said. Don't you know a compagny where I can rent a bike (like in France) ? For an hour, a day, a week etc ... ? I will see for the bike during the Week End.

For the weather, it's going to be hot at the end of the week (30°C ...), for France it's hot. In 2003, when the temperature reached 35 - 40°C 1 week long, 36000 people died ...

I can't wait to arrive !

Salut !

DarkSky
06-15-2010, 09:00 PM
Thank you for your messages :)

I hope I have understand everythng you said. Don't you know a compagny where I can rent a bike (like in France) ? For an hour, a day, a week etc ... ? I will see for the bike during the Week End.

For the weather, it's going to be hot at the end of the week (30°C ...), for France it's hot. In 2003, when the temperature reached 35 - 40°C 1 week long, 36000 people died ...

I can't wait to arrive !

Salut !

Yep, it'll hit 31C (and that's without the +10C humidity) here on Saturday. You can get the forecast for St. Kitts anytime here: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/on-107_metric_e.html

Cheers.

Derecho
06-15-2010, 11:00 PM
Serge, I tried to find some rent-a-bike shops in St. Kitts, but no luck.

DarkSky, TWN has tstorm icon up, EC doesn't, and SPC mentions thunderstorms. I'm betting a juicy round of severe thunderstorms will plow through here this weekend, because I work Fri/Sat in the evening. lol

seziou
06-16-2010, 06:48 AM
lol. No luck Derecho ! I don't work this week-end ;p !

As said in France, wait and see !

I arrive in Canada tomorrow at 3 in this afternoon.

Cheers.

DarkSky
06-16-2010, 11:15 AM
Serge, I tried to find some rent-a-bike shops in St. Kitts, but no luck.

DarkSky, TWN has tstorm icon up, EC doesn't, and SPC mentions thunderstorms. I'm betting a juicy round of severe thunderstorms will plow through here this weekend, because I work Fri/Sat in the evening. lol

Yah that's always the way it is eh?

But any time you really want a good storm within 24hrs, give your car a good wash and wax.

davefootball123
06-16-2010, 04:10 PM
I have a pretty sicl bike worth alot of money. I picked it up at periks in hamilton. If you got to a bike shop they will teat you well

Derecho
06-17-2010, 11:05 AM
Serge, do check in when you read this!

seziou
06-17-2010, 11:49 PM
I arrived in Ste Catharines, and I am going to sleep (I hasn't sleep since 2 days ...).

What do you want Derecho ?

Good night, tomorrow I will degin to work at 9 !

seziou
06-18-2010, 08:01 AM
I have found some links :

http://www.keraunos.org/orages-tornades-usa-monde-suivi-foudre-radar.htm

http://www.weather.gov/

Some Storms are coming, I am looking for models.

Cheers.

Derecho
06-18-2010, 02:00 PM
Here Serge, http://www.meteomedia.com/

Our french version of The Weather Network. If you have cable TV, you'll get the weather network, in english though, but it's a fantastic channel to watch when severe weather is developing. DarkSky could tell you which channel it is.

DarkSky
06-18-2010, 05:06 PM
Here Serge, http://www.meteomedia.com/

Our french version of The Weather Network. If you have cable TV, you'll get the weather network, in english though, but it's a fantastic channel to watch when severe weather is developing. DarkSky could tell you which channel it is.

On Cogeco Cable here in St. Catharines it's on ch. 23

Cable Plus 41 (ch. 41) is good during severe storm events. Channels with news (6pm, 11pm) coverage of this area:

2 - Buffalo
3 - Global
7 - CityTV Toronto
8 - CTV Toronto
12 - CHCH Hamilton

seziou
06-18-2010, 06:15 PM
Thanks a lot !

"Possibilité d'orage violents" tomorrow :D.

So, maybe my first warning tomorrow.

Wait and See ;)

Derecho
06-19-2010, 11:30 AM
Thanks a lot !

"Possibilité d'orage violents" tomorrow :D.

So, maybe my first warning tomorrow.

Wait and See ;)

Hopefully!!!