Today something happened that I would never imagine: This afternoon I was coming home in my car listening to the radio, when suddenly on the radio there was a loud emergency buzz, and then message concerning a tornado alert!
It was for a city 150km away from Quebec city (Trois-Rivière), and yes, we can have tonadoes in Quebec, 4 or 5 per year, FE0 or FE1, FE2 being extremely rare. But to have such a message on the radio was quite disturbing. In Quebec city we have "only" a violent tunderstorm warning, and looking at the sky right now I can see it is coming. Because of the winds direction and the geography (St-Lawrence river valley) what is in Trois-Rivière generally goes to Quebec some times later. But we are further north and a couple of kilometers after Trois-Riviere the geography is much less flat, so we should be spared by the potential tornadoes Fiou!
Benoît Raby, Engelmann sp/Ziricote
11-strings alto guitar by Heikki Rousu, sp/indonesian RW
Record breaking heat in the SF Bay Area - some areas are highest temps ever recorded. Others meet the 100 year high of 1918. I will be traveling on state business today into the Sacramento area expected to be 107F which is high, but more normal for that inland area.
The real heat for the SF Bay Area comes in late August and early September and is dubbed the "Indian Summer". So if it's 103 here now, I dread the thought of our Indian Summer...