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DarkSky 09-05-2013 05:09 PM

2 more tornadoes confirmed, Sep.1 2013
 
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 AWCN11 CWTO 051537
 WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
 NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 11:37 AM EDT THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2013.

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 ==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

..18TH AND 19TH TORNADOES OF THE SEASON ADDED TO THE LIST IN
 ONTARIO..

BASED UPON VIDEO AND EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY FROM A CANWARN-TRAINED
 STORM SPOTTER, ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS CONFIRMED THE OCCURRENCE OF THE
 18TH TORNADO OF THE SEASON IN ONTARIO.  AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00 PM ON
 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, A STORM SPOTTER REPORTED AND FILMED A TORNADO
 IN A FIELD NEAR FERGUS WHICH IS ABOUT 20 KILOMETRES NORTH OF GUELPH.
 SINCE NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED WITH THIS EVENT, IT IS BEING CLASSIFIED
 AS A LOW END ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE ZERO (EF0) TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM
 WINDS TO 110 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

AGAIN ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, A SECOND TORNADO WAS SPOTTED AT AROUND
 6:30 PM IN A FIELD TO THE WEST OF SALEM WHICH IS ABOUT 25 KILOMETRES
 TO THE NORTHWEST OF GUELPH.  THE TORNADO WAS SHORT-LIVED AND AGAIN
 CAUSED NO APPARENT DAMAGE. THIS EVENT CONSTITUTES THE 19TH TORNADO
 OF THE YEAR AND WAS ALSO RATED AS A LOW END EF0 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM
 WINDS TO 110 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

THE ENHANCE FUJITA SCALE, OR EF-SCALE, HAS SIX CATEGORIES WITH EF0
 BEING THE WEAKEST AND EF5 BEING THE STRONGEST.  ON AVERAGE, 12
 TORNADOES ARE VERIFIED EACH YEAR IN ONTARIO DURING A SEASON THAT
 RUNS FROM LATE APRIL UNTIL EARLY OCTOBER.  WHILE THE 19 TORNADOES SO
 FAR THIS YEAR IN ONTARIO ARE ABOVE THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE, MOST OF
 THE EVENTS HAVE BEEN WEAK AND SHORT-LIVED.

END/OSPC



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