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Old 07-18-2012, 05:40 PM
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Default Re: Tuesday Storm Threat

2 confirmed tornadoes for Tuesday, Jul.18, 2012:

Code:
828 
 AWCN11 CWTO 182151
 UPDATED WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
 NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 4:58 PM EDT WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 2012.

TWO TORNADOES IN EASTERN ONTARIO ON TUESDAY.

AN ENVIRONMENT CANADA STORM INVESTIGATOR HAS CONFIRMED THAT TWO
 TORNADOES OCCURRED IN EASTERN ONTARIO ON TUESDAY. THE FIRST TORNADO
 OCCURRED AROUND 1:45 PM EDT JUST TO THE NORTHEAST OF SUMMERSTOWN
 WHICH IS ABOUT 15 KM EAST OF CORNWALL. SOME INTERMITTENT TREE AND
 CROP DAMAGE WAS NOTED FROM THIS EVENT WITH THE PATH OF DAMAGE BEING
 ABOUT 30 METRES WIDE AND 2 KM LONG. BASED ON THE DAMAGE NOTED, IT
 WAS RATED AS A FUJITA SCALE ZERO TORNADO WITH PEAK WINDS TO 110  KM/H.

THE SECOND TORNADO OCCURRED JUST WEST OF ATHENS WHICH IS ABOUT 20 KM
 WEST OF BROCKVILLE.  IT OCCURRED AT AROUND 3:30 PM EDT AND LEFT A
 TRACK OF DAMAGE 300 METRES WIDE AND ABOUT 3 KM LONG. A SHED WAS
 TOTALLY DESTROYED AS WAS A CINDERBLOCK CHIMNEY. IN ADDITION, A
 NUMBER OF LARGE HEALTHY TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SOME HEAVY FARM
 EQUIPMENT WAS MOVED UP TO 15 METRES. BASED ON THIS DAMAGE, THIS
 TORNADO WAS RATED AS A LOW END FUJITA SCALE ONE EVENT WITH PEAK
 WINDS TO 140 KM/H.

A THIRD NOTEWORTHY AREA OF DAMAGE WAS INVESTIGATED ON THE SOUTHEAST
 SIDE OF BELLAMYS LAKE WHICH IS ABOUT 20 KM SOUTH OF SMITHS FALLS. A
 NUMBER OF DEEP ROOTED TREES WERE KNOCKED OVER IN THIS AREA AT AROUND
 3:30 PM EDT WITH THE DIAMETER OF DAMAGE BEING ABOUT 150 METRES.  THE
 DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH A BURST OF DAMAGING WINDS FROM A SEVERE
 THUNDERSTORM CALLED A MICROBURST. WINDS CAPABLE OF CAUSING THIS TYPE
 OF DAMAGE WOULD AGAIN FALL AT THE LOW END OF THE FUJITA ONE SCALE
 WITH PEAK WINDS TO 140 KM/H.

THE TWO TORNADOES FROM TUESDAY'S STORMS NOW BRING THE TOTAL OF
 TORNADOES IN ONTARIO THIS YEAR TO 5.  ONTARIO NORMALLY HAS 13
 TORNADOES EACH YEAR IN A SEASON THAT RUNS FROM LATE APRIL UNTIL
 EARLY OCTOBER.
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