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View Full Version : May 21 - F2 confirmed in Glenarm, Ontario. EDIT: 2 more tornadoes added


DarkSky
05-22-2013, 04:52 PM
930
AWCN11 CWTO 221857
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 2:55 PM EDT WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2013.

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==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

SECOND TORNADO OF THE SEASON CONFIRMED IN ONTARIO

AN ENVIRONMENT CANADA DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED THE
OCCURRENCE OF THE SECOND TORNADO OF THE SEASON IN ONTARIO. AT
APPROXIMATELY 3 PM EDT, NEAR THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF GLENARM ABOUT 12
KILOMETRES TO THE WEST OF FENELON FALLS, AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE 2
(EF-2) TORNADO OCCURRED. THE MAIN DAMAGE THAT VERIFIED THIS RATING
WAS THE ROOF BEING REMOVED FROM A HOUSE IN THAT AREA. THIS DAMAGE IS
CONSISTENT WITH THE LOW END OF THE EF-2 CATEGORY OR WIND SPEEDS
BETWEEN 180 AND 200 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE
GOES FROM EF-0 (WEAKEST) TO EF-5 (STRONGEST).
THIS TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF 7 KM AND A WIDTH OF 500 METRES. THERE IS ALSO
SPORADIC DAMAGE ALONG THIS PATH IN THE FORM OF DOWNED TREES AND ONE
DESTROYED OLDER BARN.


THE DAMAGE SURVEY IS CONTINUING IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE FULL LENGTH
AND WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE PATH FROM THIS TORNADO AS WELL AS THE
INVESTIGATION OF OTHER DAMAGE THAT WAS REPORTED IN THE AREA. THIS
STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THIS IS THE SECOND TORNADO OF THE SEASON IN ONTARIO. ONTARIO NORMALLY
HAS 12 TORNADOES EACH YEAR IN A SEASON THAT RUNS FROM LATE APRIL
UNTIL EARLY OCTOBER.

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

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DarkSky
05-25-2013, 12:10 PM
2 more tornadoes confirmed:

330
AWCN11 CWTO 242021
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 4:16 PM EDT FRIDAY 24 MAY 2013.

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==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

THIRD AND FOURTH TORNADOES OF THE SEASON CONFIRMED.

ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA PERSONNEL IN THE WAKE OF
THE STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ON MAY 21 HAVE LED TO THE CONFIRMATION OF
TWO ADDITIONAL TORNADOES ON THIS DAY.

AT APPROXIMATELY 1:30 PM EDT ON TUESDAY MAY 21, AN ENHANCED FUJITA
SCALE ZERO (EF-0) OCCURRED NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF ELMVALE WHICH IS
ABOUT 18 KILOMETRES SOUTH OF MIDLAND. THE PEAK WINDS INVOLVED IN THIS
EVENT WERE BETWEEN 90 AND 130 KILOMETERS PER HOUR. THE LENGTH OF
DAMAGE WAS 570 METRES AND THE MAXIMUM WIDTH WAS 50 METRES. THE
TORNADO UPROOTED OR SNAPPED ABOUT A DOZEN MATURE TREES AND DID VERY
MINOR DAMAGE TO A BARN ROOF.

AT APPROXIMATELY 2:00 PM EDT ON TUESDAY MAY 21, ANOTHER ENHANCED
FUJITA SCALE ZERO (EF-0) TORNADO OCCURRED NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF
DALSTON WHICH IS ABOUT 12 KILOMETRES NORTH OF BARRIE. THE LENGTH OF
DAMAGE WAS 4.5 KILOMETRES AND THE MAXIMUM WIDTH WAS 500 METRES. AT
LEAST 50 MATURE TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED OFF ALONG THE TRACK
AND THE CAP OF A FARM SILO WAS DAMAGED.

THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE IS USED TO RATE THE INTENSITY OF TORNADOES
AND DAMAGING WIND EVENTS. THE SCALE GOES FROM ZERO (WEAKEST) TO 5
(STRONGEST).

ONTARIO HAS HAD 4 TORNADOES SO FAR THIS YEAR. ONTARIO NORMALLY HAS 12
TORNADOES EACH YEAR IN A SEASON THAT RUNS FROM LATE APRIL UNTIL EARLY
OCTOBER.


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