We’re on pace to have the busiest season ever for storm seeding, over Alberta’s 21 year history of the practice.
Pilots have flown 31 days this summer, seeding thunderstorms about 3 times a day.
Terry Krauss with the Alberta Hail Suppression Project:
“We’ve already had over 100 flights and over 200 hours, so the activity has been great.”
The storm “seeding” releases chemicals into a storm to attract water particles, using them up before the hail gets larger.
Hail season usually tapers off in August.