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DarkSky 08-31-2011 05:13 PM

Aug.24 - Another confirmed tornado (Grey County)
 
Code:

682
 AWCN11 CWTO 311834
 UPDATED WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
 NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 2:30 PM EDT WEDNESDAY 31 AUGUST 2011.

ANOTHER TORNADO ADDED TO ONTARIO TALLY FOR 2011

AT AROUND 7:25 PM ON AUGUST 24TH, A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
 PRODUCED DAMAGE IN AN AREA APPROXIMATELY 10 KILOMETRES EAST
 OF NEUSTADT IN THE SOUTHWESTERN PART OF GREY COUNTY.
 ENVIRONMENT CANADA PERSONNEL COMPLETED A DAMAGE SURVEY IN
 THIS AREA ON TUESDAY AND FOUND A DAMAGE TRACK ABOUT 3
 KILOMETRES LONG WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 200 METRES. THERE
 WAS SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE ALONG THIS PATH WITH SOME TREES
 UPROOTED AND OTHERS WITH LARGE BRANCHES SNAPPED OFF. IN
 ADDITION, A LARGE CHILDREN'S PLAY SET WAS KNOCKED OVER. THIS
 DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH A FUJITA SCALE ZERO TORNADO WITH
 PEAK WINDS UP TO 110 KM/H. THIS REPRESENTS THE THIRD TORNADO
 FROM AUGUST 24TH AND THE 13TH TORNADO OF THE SEASON IN
 ONTARIO.

ONTARIO AVERAGES 12 TORNADOES EACH YEAR DURING A SEASON THAT
 RUNS FROM LATE APRIL UNTIL EARLY OCTOBER. ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 IS CONTINUING TO INVESTIGATE OTHER REPORTS OF POSSIBLE
 TORNADOES AND WILL UPDATE THIS STATEMENT AS REQUIRED.


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