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Old 06-08-2011, 02:37 AM
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509  WFCN11 CWTO 080543
 TORNADO WARNING
 ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 1:43 AM EDT WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 2011.
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 TORNADO WARNING FOR:
 =NEW= CITY OF HAMILTON.

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 ==DISCUSSION==
 AT 1:30 AM WEATHER RADAR SHOWS AN INTENSE THUNDERSTORM OVER THE CITY
 OF HAMILTON.  A SPOTTER REPORTED A POTENTIAL TORNADO AND THE RADAR IS
 INDICATING SAME.  THE INTENSE THUNDERSTORM IS MOVING SOUTHWARD AT
 50 KM/H.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY PRODUCING TORNADOES ARE IMMINENT OR
 OCCURRING IN THE AREA.  LARGE HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL
 MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THESE STORMS.

MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TAKE IMMEDIATE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IF
 THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES.

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Old 06-08-2011, 02:41 AM
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They corrected their Tornado warning when the storm isn't even in Hamilton. Should they be applauded for this?
They put out a Tornado Warning, so yes they should be applauded. If they didn't, the discussion would be about that.


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Perhaps if our officials and weather service could do things right and professional we wouldn't have to complain about them.

A tornado at night in a major metro is a very serious and life threatening situation. There is no excuse for taking 23 minutes to fix the tornado warning message in a situation like this. It wasn't even sent through the first time because no area was specified. The bulletin probably just sat on Environment Canada's computer and they took no care to even double check it was in order.
I get it - yes a very dangerous situation, and things take time. Thank God for spotters on the ground that relayed what they saw for them to issue a warning in the first place.

My beef is that when you look at the first page of "The Truck Stop", there are multiple posts bashing EC. Heck why not make that a sticky topic and go wild! This is a weather forum, lets talk about the WEATHER. All the EC complaints have been discussed over and over and over and over etc.

I know I've grown old of it and that's why I don't visit much. I know others who feel the same way. I just want to see some cool weather photos and read some weather discussions. This site has great potential - don't ruin it.

And I'll clear the air before someone jumps down my throat - I don't work for EC. I'm just an active weather fan.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:47 AM
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They put out a Tornado Warning, so yes they should be applauded. If they didn't, the discussion would be about that.
The screwed up the tornado warning at 125am and it wasn't dispatched. It wasn't until 148am they corrected it and dispatched it. By then the storm was over Haldimand County, so why didn't they extend the warning southeast then, right?

I agree sometimes we can be a little hard on Environment Canada, but that is only because they have an absolutely terrible track record with issuing late or false warnings. And those weather warnings are extremely important and must be timely and accurate for public safety. Any chaser knows that.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:00 PM
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I was kinda freaked out by this warning at 1:30am. I heard a few rumbles and I thought it might be a truck or something passing by, but when I went out to investigate it, there were hundreds of strikes of lightning that I didnčt notice before because I have my windows blacked out. I was really excited, but also worried because I seen 6 watches and warnings posted on theweathernetwork.ca. It definitely was an intense storm. I actually started getting my 6 cats into the basement because a Tornado warning was posted for my area and they said that I need to get into a basement immediately. Well, I waited it out and by that time, the storm seemed to have passed. I was a little shaken up because I dont see many official tornado warnings for Hamilton. Apparently, from what I have heard, there might have been one on Hamilton Mountain. Nothing is confirmed yet I think. Anyway, I hope we get more of these. We might get some action tomorrow morning... at least I hope so! GOOOO TORNADOOO!!!!!
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:19 PM
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No tornadoes confirmed from this mornings storms.


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UPDATED WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 7:54 PM EDT WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 2011.

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==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

 THE VERY ACTIVE THUNDERSTORM-PRODUCING WEATHER PATTERN CONTINUES.
ANOTHER ROUND OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RACED ACROSS AREAS EXTENDING
FROM SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY ACROSS THE KAWARTHAS TO THE OTTAWA AREA
EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON. STRONG WINDS, TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS AND
INTENSE LIGHTNING WERE REPORTED IN QUITE A FEW AREAS AS THE FAST
MOVING THUNDERSTORMS RACED ACROSS.

 ANOTHER LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RACED ACROSS PARTS OF THE
GREATER TORONTO AREA INTO EARLY THIS EVENING. TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS,
STRONG WINDS, HAIL AND INTENSE LIGHTNING WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE
THUNDERSTORMS.

 REPORTS OF SEVERE WEATHER RECEIVED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AS OF
7.30 PM ARE FOUND IN THE TABLE IMMEDIATELY BELOW.


TIME                LOCATION                EVENT

1.30-2.00 PM    MUSKOKA DISTRICT           POWER LINES DOWN
               LAKE OF BAYS

1.30-2.00 PM    ACTON ISLAND/              NUMEROUS
TREES DOWN      MUSKOKA LAKES


1.30-2.00 PM    BRACEBRIDGE                POWER OUTAGE
                                          TREES DOWN

2.00-3.00 PM    MINDEN                     TREES DOWN/TREE DAMAGE
               SOUTHERN HALIBURTON
               KAWARTHAS

5.00-5.30 PM    OTTAWA                     1.2 CM DIAMETER H IL

5.00-6.00 PM    ORLEANS                    94 MM RAIN IN HALF AN HOUR

6.50 PM         BATHURST/HWY 7             GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL

7.00 PM         YONGE AND STEELES          NICKEL SIZE (2.1 CM) HAIL


 AS FAR AS LAST NIGHT'S ROUND OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IS CONCERNED,
AN ENVIRONMENT CANADA STORM DAMAGE INVESTIGATION TEAM HAS DETERMINED
THAT THE DAMAGE IN THE ANCASTER AND GUELPH AREAS AS ALL DUE TO
STRONG STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAUSED BY DOWNBURSTS.

 THERE WERE ALSO REPORTS OF DOWNED TREES AND BUILDING DAMAGE IN
AREAS NEAR LAKE HURON AS A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS ROARED ASHORE LATE
LAST EVENING. A SEPARATE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM SUBSEQUENTLY FORMED
NORTHWEST OF FERGUS AND THEN BROUGHT DAMAGING WINDS ACROSS
WELLINGTON COUNTY INCLUDING THE CITY OF GUELPH INTO PARTS OF
HAMILTON.

 THERE WERE ALSO FREQUENT REPORTS OF INTENSE LIGHTNING AND
TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS. AT ONE POINT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS
GENERATING OVER 1700 LIGHTNING STRIKES IN ONE HOUR AS IT APPROACHED
HAMILTON OVERNIGHT.

 FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE REPORTS OF SEVERE WEATHER RECEIVED BY
ENVIRONMENT CANADA FROM LAST NIGHT'S ROUND OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.


TIME                LOCATION                EVENT

07-JUN-2011
10.00-10.30 PM      UNDERWOOD           TREES DOWN. DAMAGE TO BARNS.
                   (NE KINCARDINE)

10.30-11.00 PM      KINCARDINE          TREES DOWN.


10-30-11.00 PM      N WALKERTON         TREES DOWN.

10.30-11.00 PM      ROCKFORD            TREES DOWN
                  (S OWEN SOUND)

11.00 PM            RIPLEY              GARAGE BUILDING LIFTED
                   (S KINCARDINE)      AND DESTROYED.
                                       TREES DOWN

08-JUN-2011
12.00-12.30 AM      FERGUS              QUARTER SIZED HAIL

12.30-1.00 AM       GUELPH              NUMEROUS TREES AND TREE
                                       LIMBS DOWN

1.00-1.30 AM        ANCASTER            TREES DOWN ON TOP OF THE
                                       ESCARPMENT.


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

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Old 06-08-2011, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: Thursday, June 8, 2011

thanks for the summary report derecho, i'm sure theres more trees down across the countryside if you follow the path of the storm.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:11 AM
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Default Re: Thursday, June 8, 2011

St.Kitts got the side end of it, nothing major really, some thunder, alittle rain, some lightning. But those two cells that made that tornado warning, they stayed together all the way into buffalo, I was amazed, especially after going over Lake Erie.
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Good morning folks. New here to the site but been lurking for a long time.

As the storm blew right through our neck of the woods early Wednesday morning I was wondering if a video of the radar existed showing the system come through Guelph?

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This is a pic of the next morning about 6am.
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Good morning folks. New here to the site but been lurking for a long time.

As the storm blew right through our neck of the woods early Wednesday morning I was wondering if a video of the radar existed showing the system come through Guelph?

Thanks!
I have a few radar images from when it was approaching and going through Niagara. Here's a radar loop below. I had to attach it because the animation doesn't work when I use a 3rd party image host. This was at about 2:15am :
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