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Old 07-17-2010, 08:23 PM
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Default Another COMPLETELY USELESS warning issued

Are they kidding me!!?? There was some cloud buildup in the middle of lake ontario, nothing even showing on radar near the shore, not moving to the shore (moving east), and all we had was rain.

I JUST FOUND OUT I WAS UNDER A FREEKING STORM WARNING TODAY!

Do these people have ANY idea of the local conditions before a warning is issued!? I do apologize as I know I sound like a broken record about this. But enough is enough already.

Why not just release a warning at 6am, EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR, end it at 5:59:59am the next day, and that will cover their butts for the year. Nobody will be able to say they didn't know about impending danger, because then EC can say "well, there was a warning issued for it"

Code:
062 
 WUCN11 CWTO 172018
 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
 UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 4:18 PM EDT SATURDAY 17 JULY 2010.
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR:
 =NEW= DUNNVILLE - CALEDONIA - HALDIMAND
 =NEW= ST. CATHARINES - GRIMSBY - NORTHERN NIAGARA REGION
       LONDON - PARKHILL - EASTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
       BRANTFORD - COUNTY OF BRANT
       CITY OF HAMILTON.
 
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ENDED FOR:
       WOODSTOCK - TILLSONBURG - OXFORD COUNTY.
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ==DISCUSSION==
 WEATHER RADAR AT 4:00 PM INDICATED A CLUSTER OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
 FROM JUST WEST OF HAMILTON TO BRANTFORD. MOTION IS SOUTHEAST AT
 AROUND 40 KM/H. IT WILL AFFECT COMMUNITIES FROM SMITHVILLE TO
 HAGERSVILLE BY 5 PM. TORRENTIAL RAIN IS THE MAIN THREAT AS THE
 STORMS PERSIST IN THE SAME LOCALES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF
 50 MM IN AN HOUR ARE LIKELY. BRIEF WIND GUSTS TO 90 KM/H AND LARGE
 HAIL TO 2 CENTIMETRES ARE ALSO LIKELY.
 
OTHER STORMS CONTINUE TO AFFECT NORTHWEST PORTIONS OF LONDON -
 PARKHILL - EASTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY.
 
THIS IS A WARNING THAT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING
 IN THESE REGIONS. REMEMBER SOME SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE
 TORNADOES..LISTEN FOR UPDATED WARNINGS. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ONTARIO
 RECOMMENDS TAKING COVER IMMEDIATELY WHEN THREATENING WEATHER
 APPROACHES.
 
NOTE..A SUMMARY OF ALL WARNINGS AND WATCHES FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO IS
 AVAILABLE IN THE WWCN11 CWTO BULLETIN ISSUED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING
 THIS BULLETIN.
 
END/1/OSPC
<-- this was 10 miles out off shore!! And moving EAST. It would have to be moving SOUTH to come anywhere NEAR north Niagara.

--OFF RANT--
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Last edited by DarkSky; 03-17-2012 at 01:35 PM.
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