As promised by yesterday’s forecast, we had a bit of a storm come through today. Usually the forecast is adjusted downwards on the day of the predicted weather, but today we had an extra alert: Newfoundland was going to be hit by a ‘Weather Bomb’.
Such an ugly term for such a spectacular day: we had strong gusts of up to 140 km/h, sustained winds doing about 90 km/h when I was out this afternoon, and it’s supposed to get worse tonight. Along the roadside there were several uprooted trees and from above we were blessed with an ample supply of rain, hail and snow. All in all, a brisk but great day to be outside.
While it’s easy for me to enjoy this kind of weather spectacle as a hiker and an observer, taking photos of it is all but easy. It’s hard to keep your camera dry and steady in a storm like this, but I went out and shot some photos anyway:
These waves were crashing into the Beamer in Flatrock. The spray you see in the last shot was pretty typical for the waves I saw today and I’ve measured it against a known rockface in this photo: the spray here is over 30 metres above sea level!