View Full Version : July 29 Ottawa/Gatineau - confirmed EF0

07-30-2013, 07:39 AM
Hey guys! Havent posted in a bit. Just been so busy but also have been trying to get out as much as I can and track a few storms here and there... Driving from work yesterday I could see that a cell was starting to develop near Aylmer, QC So I headed that way and tracked it all the way to my house in Gatineau. It wasnt a warned cell but it did produce fairly high winds, lots of lightning as well as pea sized to marble sized hail in abundance!! Even caught a crappy picture of a wall cloud with weak rotation to it.. Nothing crazy but good enough for a "suprise" chase.

Heres a few pics. PS: The hail had already started melting when I took the photos.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b125/Geemix/2013-07-29175507_zpse6ebfcb0.png (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/Geemix/media/2013-07-29175507_zpse6ebfcb0.png.html)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b125/Geemix/20130729_174603_zps88aa2eda.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/Geemix/media/20130729_174603_zps88aa2eda.jpg.html)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b125/Geemix/20130729_174550_zps11c9b64a.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/Geemix/media/20130729_174550_zps11c9b64a.jpg.html)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b125/Geemix/2013-07-29175545_zps95a8c153.png (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/Geemix/media/2013-07-29175545_zps95a8c153.png.html)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b125/Geemix/2013-07-29175613_zps2ed6f07e.png (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/Geemix/media/2013-07-29175613_zps2ed6f07e.png.html)

Turns out a brief funnel that mightve touched down in the east end of Ottawa has been filmed and put on youtube.. Here is the link

EDIT: Warning: profanity in video -- DarkSky

Tornado touching down in Ottawa on July 29, 2013 - YouTube

Hurricane Mike
07-31-2013, 01:16 AM
Looks like that funnel actually did touch down in Ottawa's east end. It's only rated an EF-0 and took out a few trees on the course, which should make it more playable and forgiving!

AWCN11 CWTO 310300
Updated weather summary for all of Southern Ontario and the
National Capital Region issued by Environment Canada
At 10:58 PM EDT Tuesday 30 July 2013.

==weather event discussion==

Tenth tornado of the season confirmed in Ontario.

Based upon video evidence and a damage inspection in the Ottawa area,
Environment Canada has confirmed the occurrence of the 10th tornado
of the season in Ontario. Near 5 PM on Monday July 29, a funnel cloud
was observed in the blair road area of Ottawa. As the storm moved
across the pine view golf course, intermittent tree damage along a
100 metre wide track occurred. As a result of the damage
investigation the event is being classified as a low end enhanced
Fujita scale (ef-0) tornado with maximum wind speeds at the ground
between 90 and 110 km/h.

The enhanced Fujita scale or ef-scale is divided into six categories
with ef-0 being the weakest and ef-5 being the strongest. On average,
12 tornadoes are verified each year in Ontario during a season that
runs from late April until early October.

Location event description

Ottawa (east end) ef-0 tornado
Observed by spotters and general public
Tree damage

This weather summary contains preliminary information and may not
constitute an official or final report.


07-31-2013, 09:54 AM
More videos of funnels and the EF0 in Ottawa ;

Ottawa, ON funnel cloud/tornado (July 29, 2013) - YouTube

Funnel Cloud / Partial Tornado - Ottawa July 29th 2013 - YouTube

08-07-2013, 01:19 PM
More videos!

Partial Ottawa Tornado, July 27th 2013 - YouTube

Funnel cloud in Ottawa's east end - YouTube