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Old 05-22-2013, 05:52 PM
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Default May 21 - F2 confirmed in Glenarm, Ontario. EDIT: 2 more tornadoes added

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AWCN11 CWTO 221857
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 2:55 PM EDT WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2013.

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==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

SECOND TORNADO OF THE SEASON CONFIRMED IN ONTARIO

AN ENVIRONMENT CANADA DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED THE
OCCURRENCE OF THE SECOND TORNADO OF THE SEASON IN ONTARIO. AT
APPROXIMATELY 3 PM EDT, NEAR THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF GLENARM ABOUT 12
KILOMETRES TO THE WEST OF FENELON FALLS, AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE 2
(EF-2) TORNADO OCCURRED. THE MAIN DAMAGE THAT VERIFIED THIS RATING
WAS THE ROOF BEING REMOVED FROM A HOUSE IN THAT AREA. THIS DAMAGE IS
CONSISTENT WITH THE LOW END OF THE EF-2 CATEGORY OR WIND SPEEDS
BETWEEN 180 AND 200 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE
GOES FROM EF-0 (WEAKEST) TO EF-5 (STRONGEST).
THIS TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF 7 KM AND A WIDTH OF 500 METRES. THERE IS ALSO
SPORADIC DAMAGE ALONG THIS PATH IN THE FORM OF DOWNED TREES AND ONE
DESTROYED OLDER BARN.


THE DAMAGE SURVEY IS CONTINUING IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE FULL LENGTH
AND WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE PATH FROM THIS TORNADO AS WELL AS THE
INVESTIGATION OF OTHER DAMAGE THAT WAS REPORTED IN THE AREA. THIS
STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THIS IS THE SECOND TORNADO OF THE SEASON IN ONTARIO. ONTARIO NORMALLY
HAS 12 TORNADOES EACH YEAR IN A SEASON THAT RUNS FROM LATE APRIL
UNTIL EARLY OCTOBER.

THIS WEATHER SUMMARY CONTAINS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION
AND MAY NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFICIAL OR FINAL REPORT.

END/OSPC
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