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08-05-2017, 08:02 PM
EC summary of the event:
097
AWCN10 CWTO 052237
WEATHER SUMMARY
FOR ONTARIO AND THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 6:37 P.M. EDT SATURDAY 5 AUGUST 2017.

DISCUSSION.

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT FRIDAY
AFTERNOON OVER SOUTHERN ONTARIO.

AN EF-1 TORNADO IS CONFIRMED TO HAVE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE
OF HUNTSVILLE AT 3:52 PM. THE TORNADO TRACKED ABOUT ONE KILOMETRE
NORTHEASTWARD OVER LAND AND THEN FOR ANOTHER ONE TO ONE AND A HALF
KILOMETRES OVER FAIRY LAKE AS A TORNADIC WATERSPOUT.

DAMAGE WAS REPORTED TO A NUMBER OF HOMES AND NUMEROUS TREES WERE
TOPPLED. THE WIDTH OF ITS PATH IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE RANGED FROM 100
TO 150 METRES WITH WIND STRENGTH OF 130 TO 150 KM/H.

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

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