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Hurricane Mike
09-12-2016, 02:42 PM
The story of a waterspout that became a tornado...

WEATHER SUMMARY
FOR ONTARIO AND THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 1:03 P.M. EDT MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2016.

DISCUSSION.

9TH TORNADO OF THE SEASON IN ONTARIO.

AN ENVIRONMENT CANADA STORM DAMAGE TEAM HAS DETERMINED THAT A
THUNDERSTORM DURING THE EARLY EVENING HOURS OF SEPTEMBER 10TH
PRODUCED A TORNADO. THE TORNADO BEGAN AS A WATERSPOUT OVER LAKE
ONTARIO AND THEN CAME ASHORE AT THE HIDEAWAY TRAILER PARK NEAR
BLOOMFIELD IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED FOR
APPROXIMATELY 3.5 KILOMETRES TO THE EAST. IT HAS BEEN RATED AS AN
ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE 0 (EF-0), WITH MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED
AT 100 KILOMETRES PER HOUR AND A DAMAGE PATH BETWEEN 50 AND 100
METRES IN WIDTH.

THE SAME THUNDERSTORM ALSO PRODUCED SPORADIC DAMAGE TO TREES AND
ROOFS FROM WELLINGTON, THROUGH BLOOMFIELD TO JUST NORTH OF PICTON.
THIS DAMAGE HAS BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO DOWNBURST WINDS ALSO RATED AS
EF-0, WITH MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED AT 90 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

THE SUMMER SEVERE WEATHER SEASON NORMALLY RUNS FROM LATE APRIL UNTIL
EARLY OCTOBER. ENVIRONMENT CANADA REPORTS AN AVERAGE OF 12 TORNADOES
EACH YEAR IN ONTARIO.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SUMMARY MAY CONTAIN PRELIMINARY OR UNOFFICIAL
INFORMATION AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE OR FINAL REPORT.

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