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Old 06-09-2010, 11:29 AM
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Default Jun.6 - F1 Leamington tornado upgraded to F2

Initially it was thought that there had been 2 smaller tornados, but it turns out it was one larger one.

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 AWCN11 CWTO 090924
 WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND
 THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
 ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA TORONTO
  AT 5:24 AM EDT WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE 2010.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO RECORDS THE FIRST TWO TORNADOES OF THE YEAR
 -------------------------------------------------------------
 ==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

 ..F1 TORNADO EASTERN ONTARIO SATURDAY..
  ..F2 TORNADO SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO EARLY SUNDAY..

 A TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM TRACKED THROUGH ESSEX COUNTY EARLY SUNDAY
 MORNING WITH EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND AT THE TIME OF THIS
 REPORT NO SERIOUS INJURIES.  THE ENVIRONMENT CANADA STORM SURVEY
 TEAM RECORDED HUNDREDS OF PROPERTIES DAMAGED ALONG A 40 KM PATH FROM
 NEAR HARROW TO EAST OF LEAMINGTON AT THE LAKE ERIE SHORELINE. THIS
 THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A TORNADO WHICH CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN
 THREE AREAS ALONG ITS TRACK.

 AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TRACK THE TORNADO MOVED SOUTHEAST OF HARROW
 TOPPLING POWER POLES AND DAMAGING STRUCTURES. AT ONE LOCATION A TWO
 STOREY BRICK HOME WAS SHIFTED ON ITS FOUNDATION..A BARN WAS
 COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND LARGE DEBRIS WAS TOSSED SEVERAL HUNDRED
 METRES. AS A RESULT OF THIS DAMAGE THE TORNADO HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO
 A FUJITA SCALE RATING OF F2 WITH WIND SPEEDS RANGING FROM 180 TO 240
 KM/H.

 IN SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF LEAMINGTON THE TORNADO PRODUCED EXTENSIVE
 FUJITA SCALE F1 (120 TO 170 KM/H) DAMAGE. IN ADDITION THERE WAS A 1
 KM WIDE AND 5 KM LONG TRACK OF EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WHERE STRAIGHT LINE
 DOWNBURST WINDS CAUSED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE DUE TO THE FALLING OF
 MATURE TREES.

 EAST OF LEAMINGTON THE STORM SURVEY TEAM RECORDED ADDITIONAL F1
 TORNADO DAMAGE THAT CONTINUED EASTWARD TO THE LAKE ERIE  SHORELINE.

 SEVERE STORMS TRACKED EASTWARD NEAR THE VILLAGES OF DALKEITH AND
 STE-ANNE-DE-PRESCOTT ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 5PM. ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 INVESTIGATORS DOCUMENTED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO BARNS..GRAIN BINS..CORN
 SILOS..HOUSES AND MOBILE HOMES AS WELL AS COUNTLESS BROKEN AND
 UPROOTED TREES. BROKEN POWER POLES RESULTED IN LOSS OF POWER FOR SOME
 LOCATIONS. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS MEASURED TO BE JUST OVER 8 KM LONG AND
 RANGED FROM 20 TO 30 METERS WIDE BEFORE APPEARING TO DISSIPATE AT THE
 ONTARIO QUEBEC BORDER.  INVESTIGATORS CONFIRMED THAT THE DAMAGE WAS
 THE RESULT OF AN F1 TORNADO WITH ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS OF 120 TO 170
 KM/H.

 PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SUMMARY CONTAINS THE OBSERVATIONS AT
 THE TIME OF BROADCAST AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFICIAL
 AND FINAL REPORT OF THE WEATHER EVENTS OR THE HIGH
 IMPACT EVENTS ATTRIBUTED TO THE WEATHER EVENTS.

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Old 06-09-2010, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Jun.6 - F1 Leamington tornado upgraded to F2

The F2 had a 40km path. Yikes!
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