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DarkSky 05-09-2011 11:59 AM

First tornado of the year confirmed (Apr.27)
 
Fergus / F0

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 AWCN11 CWTO 091529
 WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
 NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 11:27 AM EDT MONDAY 9 MAY 2011.

-------------------------------------------------------------
 ==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

FIRST TORNADO OF THE SEASON CONFIRMED FROM APRIL 27 STORMS.

A SERIES OF POWERFUL THUNDERSTORMS RACED ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN
 ONTARIO ON THE AFTERNOON OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27. ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 RECEIVED A NUMBER OF REPORTS OF DAMAGE FROM THESE STORMS AND SENT
 PERSONNEL OUT TO INVESTIGATE SOME OF THESE LOCATIONS. THESE
 INVESTIGATIONS HAVE LED TO THE CONFIRMATION OF THE FIRST TORNADO IN
 ONTARIO FOR THIS SEASON. THE TORNADO OCCURRED IN THE FERGUS AREA AND
 WAS RATED AS A FUJITA SCALE ZERO TORNADO WITH WINDS UP TO 110
 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. THE FUJITA WIND DAMAGE SCALE GOES FROM ZERO
 (WEAKEST) TO 5 (STRONGEST). ONTARIO NORMALLY GETS AROUND 12 TORNADOES
 EACH SEASON. THE SUMMER SEVERE WEATHER SEASON RUNS FROM LATE APRIL
 UNTIL EARLY OCTOBER.

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED IF NEW INFORMATION BECOMES  AVAILABLE.

END/OSPC


SlideShowBob 05-10-2011 05:58 PM

Re: First tornado of the year confirmed (Apr.27)
 
I was 5 km's east of Brantford driving west when this line went through. Intense blasts of wind and rain, dark clouds, yet not enough lightning (sigh). Lasted 5-10 minutes, tops. good start to the season, though...

SlideShowBob 05-10-2011 06:01 PM

Re: First tornado of the year confirmed (Apr.27)
 
Luckily my wife was driving so I could observe...had to slow to 20 during the more intense parts...lol


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