2012 Alberta thunderstorm forecast(Aug 24th update)

By: Mikeman444 , 8:29 PM GMT on May 21, 2012

New outlook issued August 11th 2012.
Thunderstorm activity has picked up dramatically in the last few weeks, so far 2012 is now the 3rd most active in my 7 year record with 49 storms as of Aug 24th,

Thunderstorms per 100km2 forecast:
Overall activity will be above normal, with an unusually active end of the season extending into the fall.

40-55 storms with numbers as high as 80 in the foothills. Some areas could see activity as low as 5 storms/100km2

May: No storms reported(Wetaskiwin area)

June: 12 storms, 3 strong, 3 moderate, 6 weak slightly exceeding the forecast, much more active in extreme southern Alberta

July: 17 storms, 3 severe, 5 strong, 3 mod, and 6 weak. Forecast of 10-15 storms exceeded

August: Hot and Humid: 19 storms so far, 10-20 storms forecast

September: Warm and humid. 2-5 storms forecast.

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