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Old 08-28-2018, 06:23 PM
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Default August 27 Storms - Confirmed EF-0 near Oro Station

From Environment Canada:

Weather summary
for Ontario and the National Capital Region
issued by Environment Canada
at 1:31 p.m. EDT Tuesday 28 August 2018.

Discussion.

Ontario Storm Prediction Centre confirms a tornado touched down
August 27th.

The following is a summary of weather event information received by
Environment Canada.

Location:
Guthrie to Oro Station and possibly across Lake Simcoe

Event Description:
A severe thunderstorm spawned a tornado at 8:05 PM EDT just north of
Barrie yesterday, August 27th, with numerous eye witnesses providing
photos and videos. The tornado had a maximum path width of 200
metres and a track length about 5 kilometres. The severe
thunderstorm developed just east of Wasaga beach and tracked north
of Barrie, across Lake Simcoe and towards Lindsay. Based on the
damage survey by Environment Canada the tornado is rated as an upper
end EF-0 with maximum wind speeds of 120 kilometres per hour.

Damage reports are being compiled and some of the reports include:
Tree damage
20m tall metal communication tower broken in half
Damage to small structures and fences

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.

There were additional storm last evening north of Lake Ontario. If
anyone experienced significant damage from last evenings storms it
can be reported through an email to [email address] or tweet
reports using #ONStorm.

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

End/OSPC
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