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Snow Throughout South Africa

As the final cold front exits the country the Western Cape is cleaning up the damage caused from large swells, heavy rains and strong winds. Though the rough seas and the rainfall was the primary focus in the Western Cape, along the Southern Cape Coast the winds were more of a concern with extremely strong wind gusts measured.…

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Western Cape Cut-Off Low – 3 June 2015
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Western Cape Cut-Off Low – 3 June 2015

A cut-off low pressure system developed earlier in the week over the northern parts of South Africa and has since been deepening (intensifying) and moving southwards towards the Western Cape. This low pressure system brough strong winds and good rainfall to the Western Cape through the night of the 1st into the 2nd of June, as well as throughout the day of June the 2nd.…

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Vortex 2 Intercept

2009 saw the beginning of Vortex 2, the largest tornado research experiment in history. The Vortex project brings together scientists from all over the United States as they team up various radars, probes and other measuring instruments. The first Vortex project was held in the mid 90s and has been 15 years until the initiation of Vortex 2.…

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5 Crazy Close Encounters With Tornadoes
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5 Crazy Close Encounters With Tornadoes

Each year hundreds of tornadoes touch down across the United States of America, some of us chase them, while others find themselves chased. With almost everyone now holding some form of video recording device on them, whether it be a mobile phone or an iPad, the amount of video footage of close encounters with tornadoes has become more and more common.…

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