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Old 04-18-2013, 01:34 PM
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Default April 18, 2013

The first severe thunderstorm watch of the year has been issued from Windsor up to Barrie. I don't know how to make a simple list of places under the watch, so I will just link EC's fancy new warning map.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=son

Also note that places like Detroit are under a tornado watch.

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:52 PM
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What do you guys think of the new severe thunderstorm warning message format? Also, is there anyone near the severe thunderstorm warning that can record the message over the weather radio? Curious to see what it sounds like.

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Sarnia - Petrolia - Western Lambton County
3:28 PM EDT Thursday 18 April 2013
Severe thunderstorm warning for
Sarnia - Petrolia - Western Lambton County continued

At 3:20 PM EDT, meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms in the Windsor area.

The storms will continue to move eastward and northeastward and are expected to reach a line from Goderich to Chatham to Point Pelee by 4:00 PM EDT.

Damaging winds, large hail, torrential dowpours, and frequent cloud to ground lightning are associated with these storms.

Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

Strong wind gusts and hail can damage property and cause injuries. Local downpours can cause flash floods.

Go indoors and move away from windows and skylights. Avoid areas of the building that could be affected by falling debris such as tree limbs. Stay on the lower floor of your home or building and if the storm is particularly severe go to the basement.

Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away.

Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontari...eprepared.html .

Environment Canada continues to monitor the situation closely. Stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can send an email to [email address].

Updated or ended by 6:00 PM EDT.
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WWCN51 CWTO 181955
ALERT MESSAGE SUMMARY
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 3:55 PM EDT THURSDAY 18 APRIL 2013.

NEXT SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED FOLLOWING A CHANGE IN INFORMATION AT
EITHER 10, 25, 40 OR 55 MINUTES PAST THE HOUR. TORNADO WARNINGS ARE
ALWAYS LISTED FIRST.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
ACTIVE ALERTS DISTRIBUTED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO
AND THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - UPDATED AT 3:28 PM EDT THURSDAY 18
APRIL 2013 FOR:
WINGHAM - BLYTH - NORTHERN HURON COUNTY
LONDON - PARKHILL - EASTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
SARNIA - PETROLIA - WESTERN LAMBTON COUNTY
CHATHAM-KENT - RONDEAU PARK
GODERICH - BLUEWATER - SOUTHERN HURON COUNTY
WATFORD - PINERY PARK - EASTERN LAMBTON COUNTY
WINDSOR - LEAMINGTON - ESSEX COUNTY
STRATHROY - KOMOKA - WESTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY.

AT 3:20 PM EDT, METEOROLOGISTS ARE TRACKING A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE WINDSOR AREA.

THE STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EASTWARD AND NORTHEASTWARD AND ARE
EXPECTED TO REACH A LINE FROM GODERICH TO CHATHAM TO POINT PELEE BY
4:00 PM EDT.

DAMAGING WINDS, LARGE HAIL, TORRENTIAL DOWPOURS, AND FREQUENT CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE STORMS.

REFER TO WEATHER.GC.CA FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON THESE WARNINGS AND ALL
REMAINING PUBLIC WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA.

END

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: April 18, 2013

70 kmh wind gust here in Windsor. Actual blew off a piece of my roof fascia.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:34 PM
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Weak little shelf approaching me in London. Just got off work not thinking it's worth driving north at this point to intercept. They don't look very strong at all.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:51 PM
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Some word of a tube way up north of Shelburne. Some surface level rotation was detected there too.

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:24 PM
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Shot from Dave Patrick somewhere roughly North of Arthur

Link to Source here: https://twitter.com/wwxchaser

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Old 04-19-2013, 05:08 AM
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Default Re: April 18, 2013

We had some rumbling of thunder around 5:20am yesterday but unfortunately that was it. Pretty active for tstorms so far though!
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:27 AM
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Some of the chatter from the weather mailing list:

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reports on twitter of a tornado reported hwy 10 melcanthon twp, north of shelburne... Trees down and a barn destroyed.
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Barrie examiner reports there were damage reports but also multiple tornado sightings
Video from Tom S.:

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:44 AM
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We got skirted by a fantastic shelf cloud which passed over the city with a cell that went through Woolwich Township.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:19 AM
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Default Re: April 18, 2013

Lots of lightning and odd dark clouds here in Sutton and a bit of wind.

However a barn was ripped to shreds and moved across the road in Shelburne
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/possible-to...102633315.html

So maybe the first real twister of the year already?
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