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Derecho 06-08-2011 02:34 AM

Hamilton Tornado Warning
 
At 125am EDT Environment Canada sent out this bulletin, doesn't specify what warning it is or where it is for.

Code:

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 1:25 AM EDT WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 2011.
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==DISCUSSION==
AT 1:20 AM WEATHER RADAR SHOWS AN INTENSE THUNDERSTORM OVER THE
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF HAMILTON.  ROTATION SHOWING ON THE
RADAR AND A SPOTTER REPORT INDICATES THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A
TORNADO WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM.  THE THUNDERSTORM IS HEADING
SOUTHWARD AT 60 KM/H.

At 148am EDT, 23 minutes later, Environment Canada corrects the warning so it gets issued, but by now the storm isn't even in Hamilton.

Code:

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 1:48 AM EDT WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 2011.
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WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...

TORNADO WARNING FOR:
=NEW= CITY OF HAMILTON.

    AT 1:30 AM WEATHER RADAR SHOWS AN INTENSE THUNDERSTORM OVER THE
    CITY OF HAMILTON.  A SPOTTER REPORTED A POTENTIAL TORNADO AND
    THE RADAR IS INDICATING SAME.  THE INTENSE THUNDERSTORM IS
    MOVING SOUTHWARD AT 50 KM/H.

Amazing work Environment Canada!

Derecho 06-08-2011 02:46 AM

Re: Hamilton Tornado Warning
 
Also, I have CHCH on, which is the only tv station in Ontario who have signed up for the new emergency alert system, and they haven't even broadcast the warning.

I tell ya, this is just getting ridiculous. Also, I'm listening to the scanner out of Hamilton and there are multiple reports of damage.

Twister 06-08-2011 02:47 AM

Re: Hamilton Tornado Warning
 
I was excited for this site when I first stumbled across it. A better name for it would be www.bashEC.com. Maybe that will explain why there are only 42 active members.......
I wont be back.

xxCanuck 06-08-2011 02:51 AM

Re: Hamilton Tornado Warning
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Twister (Post 3181)
I was excited for this site when I first stumbled across it. A better name for it would be www.bashEC.com. Maybe that will explain why there are only 42 active members.......
I wont be back.

They corrected their Tornado warning when the storm isn't even in Hamilton. Should they be applauded for this?

Nagii 06-08-2011 02:52 AM

Re: Hamilton Tornado Warning
 
I was just speaking with someone on Yahell chat about this cell, he said he was worried his house would fall over.

Derecho 06-08-2011 02:52 AM

Re: Hamilton Tornado Warning
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Twister (Post 3181)
I was excited for this site when I first stumbled across it. A better name for it would be www.bashEC.com. Maybe that will explain why there are only 42 active members.......
I wont be back.

Perhaps if our officials and weather service could do things right and professional we wouldn't have to complain about them.

A tornado at night in a major metro is a very serious and life threatening situation. There is no excuse for taking 23 minutes to fix the tornado warning message in a situation like this. It wasn't even sent through the first time because no area was specified. The bulletin probably just sat on Environment Canada's computer and they took no care to even double check it was in order.

Derecho 06-08-2011 02:56 AM

Re: Hamilton Tornado Warning
 
Yay! Look who came late to the party!!!! The storm is over Lake Erie anyway.

RED ALERTS
June 08, 2011 2:01 AM
THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO HAS ISSUED A RED ALERT

DUE TO A TORNADO WARNING IN THE CITY OF HAMILTON.
Emergency Situation: Environment Canada has issued a Tornado Warning in an area described as THE CITY OF HAMILTON

Recommended Actions: Emergency Management Ontario recommends that persons in the area described above IMMEDIATELY shelter. Everyone in this area should immediately move indoors, and away from doors and windows, preferably into a basement area if that is possible. Do not pick up family members from schools, daycares and institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes. Plans are in place to protect them. People currently outside this area are advised not to enter this area until further notice. If it is safe to do so, pets and livestock should be removed quickly from outside. Do not call 911 for information about this emergency.

This will end at 0300 Hrs, unless a further extension is requested.

DarkSky 06-08-2011 02:59 AM

Thursday, June 8, 2011
 
thread created - i'll move posts into here

davefootball123 06-08-2011 03:16 AM

Re: Thursday, June 8, 2011
 
IT WAS AN INSANE STORM. I WILL SEE WHAT I GET IN THE MORNING

DarkSky 06-08-2011 03:36 AM

Re: Thursday, June 8, 2011
 
Code:

793  WUCN11 CWTO 080510
 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
 UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 1:10 AM EDT WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 2011.
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR:
 =NEW= SIMCOE - DELHI - NORFOLK
 =NEW= DUNNVILLE - CALEDONIA - HALDIMAND
 =NEW= ST. CATHARINES - GRIMSBY - NORTHERN NIAGARA REGION
 =NEW= BURLINGTON - OAKVILLE
      BRANTFORD - COUNTY OF BRANT
      CITY OF HAMILTON
      HALTON HILLS - MILTON
      CALEDON
      WATERLOO - WELLINGTON.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ENDED FOR:
      LISTOWEL - MILVERTON - NORTHERN PERTH COUNTY
      ORANGEVILLE - GRAND VALLEY - SOUTHERN DUFFERIN COUNTY.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ==DISCUSSION==
 A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BETWEEN MILTON AND PARIS IS MOVING
 SOUTHWARD AT 70 KM/H.  HAIL TO 2 CM, HEAVY RAINFALL, WIND GUSTS TO
 90 KM/H ARE THE MAIN THREATS.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN THE AREA.
 THESE STORMS MAY PRODUCE LARGE HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS OR HEAVY
 RAINFALL.  REMEMBER THAT SOME SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN ALSO PRODUCE
 TORNADOES.

MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TAKE IMMEDIATE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IF
 THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES.

END/2/OSPC



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