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Old 08-28-2009, 06:26 PM
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Photos Aug.9, 2000 - storm chase

The chase begins on the QEW:
Paul goes over his maps:
Tail-end of a storm rolling through Pelham:
Excellent cloud lowerings at the very end of the storm:

Now we're in Haldimand-Norfolk...
Rotation was great, cloud lowerings everywhere:

Dark dark skies...
Who says cows lay down before a storm??
Excellent full rainbow in Fort Erie:


Another meso rolls into St. Catharines in the distance:
Paul in action....
The following vidcaps taken from regular 8mm:
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA. REGIONAL CENTRE TORONTO ONTARIO.
6.01 PM EDT WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST 2000.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ISSUED FOR..
REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF HAMILTON-WENTWORTH
ESSEX COUNTY
REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF NIAGARA.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING CONTINUED FOR..
KENT COUNTY
ELGIN COUNTY
BRANT COUNTY
REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF HALDIMAND-NORFOLK
MIDDLESEX COUNTY
OXFORD COUNTY.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ENDED FOR..
LAMBTON COUNTY.

WEATHER RADAR INDICATES THAT MANY THUNDERSTORMS HAVE FORMED OVER SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO AND SOME OF THEM ARE REACHING SEVERE LIMITS. AT 5.45 PM THE BAND OF MOST SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDED FROM SOUTHEAST OF WINDSOR TO LONDON AND THEN TO THE HAMILTON AREA. THE STORMS ARE GENERALLY MOVING WEST TO EAST AT ABOUT 70 KM/H. WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 100 KM/H..EXTREMELY HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND LARGE HAIL UP TO 3 CENTIMETRES IN DIAMETER ARE LIKELY WITH SOME OF THESE STORMS. SOME UNCONFIRMED TORNADOES AND FUNNEL CLOUDS HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH THESE STORMS.

THIS IS A WARNING THAT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. REMEMBER SOME SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE TORNADOES..LISTEN FOR UPDATED WARNINGS. EMERGENCY MEASURES ONTARIO RECOMMENDS TAKING COVER IMMEDIATELY WHEN THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES.
THIS WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7.45 PM.
END/1/BECKER
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