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Skies 08-12-2017 03:24 PM

August 11th - two tornadoes EF-0 and EF-2
 
Weather summary
for Ontario and the National Capital Region
updated by Environment Canada
at 1:08 p.m. EDT Saturday 12 August 2017.

Discussion.

Two tornadoes from Friday confirmed.

Late Friday afternoon, a thunderstorm moved from lower Michigan
across Essex County and reached Leamington near 5.40 PM. Photographs
taken at that time support the confirmation of an EF-0 tornado with
maximum winds of 130 km/h. The tornado damaged solar panels and a
greenhouse.

Meanwhile, an Environment Canada damage assessment team has
confirmed an EF-2 tornado near Hawksville at about 7:30 PM. The
tornado moved from west to east across Hawksville then to just south
of Elmira and then toward the village of Maryhill. The track is
estimated at about 5 kilometres. Farm building and sheds were
damaged with one anchored shed completely destroyed. Farm equipment
weighing over a ton was knocked over including a fork lift, a metal
press and a grain drill. Power lines were snapped. Continuous
lightning was associated with the twister. Maximum winds are
estimated at 180 km/h.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported from either tornado.

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

End/OSPC


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