Storm chaser captures sky on camera near Rimbey

Storm whips Gull Lake into white caps

Matt Melnyk, a pilot with WestJet, who is also a storm chaser and photographer captured some pictures of Thursday night’s thunderstorm.

Melnyk was driving between Pigeon Lake and Rimbey between 7 and 8 p.m. when the storm hit and he managed to pull over and grab some shots.

“The storm had frequent lightning as well as strong winds and large hail. As you can see from the photos, the green inside the cloud indicates large hail,” he said.

Rimbey Review Editor, Treena Mielke was out on Gull Lake near Meridian Beach prior to the storm, but made it safely to shore slightly before 7 p.m. The sky appeared dark and menacing at that time but cleared later before the wind whipped the lake into a frenzy of white caps.

Rain and hail was reported in the area, with large pea sized hail stones reported in Sylvan Lake.

treena.mielke@rimbeyreview.com

Just Posted

Playground meeting held

Playground to be built in memory of Joslyn Snow

Sentencing postponed in Castor triple homicide

Jason Klaus and Josh Frank will appear in court again Feb. 14th

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Ice fishing enjoyed by all

Crestomere 4-H members enjoy ice fishing

Major announcement planned for Tuesday at Westerner Park

Hopes are that the CFR will be relocating to Red Deer

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Babcock, Goyette and Smyth honoured at Order of Hockey in Canada

Mike Babcock, from Saskatoon, guided the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup in 2008

Bell Canada alerts customers who may be affected by latest data breach

Federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner said it had been notified

Man faces 48 charges in string of random Toronto shootings

The string of unprovoked shootings began Jan.9, say police

‘Shape of Water’ producer, Christopher Plummer among Canadian Oscar nominees

Guillermo del Toro film about merman romance earns 13 nominations

Canada, TPP agrees to revised deal without the United States

Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement

Rogers Media cuts ties with Vice Canada

Rogers Media and Vice Canada are ending their three-year-old partnership, pulling Viceland TV channel off the air

Back to work: U.S. government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

Short-term spending measure means both sides could see another shutdown stalemate in three weeks

Bell Media, NFL take appeal over Super Bowl ad rules to top court

At issue is a ban on substituting American ads with Canadian ones during the game’s broadcast

Most Read