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02-24-2010, 11:50 AM
Ontario Tornados of 2002:
<center> <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="100%" border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#000080" nowrap="nowrap"> Location </td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#000080" nowrap="nowrap"> Date </td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#000080" nowrap="nowrap"> Time </td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#000080"> Rating </td> <td align="center" bgcolor="#000080"> Description
</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap">Barrie</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">May.31</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">11:15am</td> <td align="center">F1</td> <td align="left">Confirmed tornado west of the city near Hwy.90</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap">North Bay</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">May.31</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">4:22pm</td> <td align="center">-</td> <td align="left">Unofficial confirmation: airport, 100's of students at nearby school. Damage to factory, hydro polls, heavy debris thrown up to 1.5km away. More info (with photo of tornado) (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/may31/northbay.html)</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap">Dorchester</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">Jun.15</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">2:15pm</td> <td align="center">-</td> <td align="left">Unofficial. Weak tornado reported by trained weather observer in Dorchester, 30km E. of London. Storm was apparently so weak it wasn't even producing thunder/lightning at the time.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap">near Sarnia</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">Jun.21</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">?</td> <td align="center">-</td> <td align="left">Unconfirmed</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap">Fallowfield</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">Jun.23</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">?</td> <td align="center">F1</td> <td align="left">Confirmed F1 damage.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap">Emo</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">Jul.12</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">?</td> <td align="center">-</td> <td align="left">Unconfirmed. No damage reported.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap">Kosh Lake
Vankleek Hill
N. of Sudbury</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">Jul.28
</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">?
?
12:30pm</td> <td align="center">-
-
-</td> <td align="left">Unconfirmed. Damaging wind gusts.
Unconfirmed. Damaging wind gusts.
Location: Half Way Lake. Widepread damage to trees, some property damage. 4 people were injured. Damage Photos here (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/jul28)</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap">Alliston
Wyoming
Oshawa
Huntsville
Kenilworth</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">Jul.29



</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">3:30pm
?
?
?
?</td> <td align="center">-</td> <td align="left">Near Hwy. 89. Photos HERE (http://www.ontariostorms.com/MRozitis)
Unconfirmed.
Unconfirmed.
Unconfirmed.
Unconfirmed.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap">Clearwater Bay</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">Aug.10</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">?</td> <td align="center">-</td> <td align="left">Unconfirmed. Damaging wind gusts.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap"> Keswick/Sutton</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">Aug.14</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">?</td> <td align="center">-</td> <td align="left">Unconfirmed. Damaging wind gusts.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap">Pembroke</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">Sep.10</td> <td align="center" nowrap="nowrap">?</td> <td align="center">-</td> <td align="left">Unconfirmed. Damaging wind gusts.</td> </tr> </tbody></table> </center>
STORM DEATHS of 2002:
<center> <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td bgcolor="#000080"> Location</td> <td bgcolor="#000080"> Date</td> <td bgcolor="#000080"> Description</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Kaladar,On</td> <td>Aug.02</td> <td>One man was killed in the Kaladar area, when strong winds brought down a tree on his tent trailer.</td> </tr> </tbody></table> </center>

Thunderstorms of 2002 (St. Catharines only):
# thunderstorms for the year: 26
Boxes colours: Regular Storm, Watch Issued, Warning Issued
<center> <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" border="1" bordercolor="#ffffff" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td colspan="11" align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff"> Thunderstorms by month
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<center> <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td colspan="4" bgcolor="#000080"> Thunderstorm Descriptions (storms in yellow were issued watches, red for warnings)
</td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#0000ff"> Date </td> <td bgcolor="#0000ff"> Time </td> <td bgcolor="#0000ff"> Tops(feet)
</td> <td bgcolor="#0000ff"> Description</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Mar.09
</td> <td align="center"> 7pm
</td> <td align="center"> 20,000
</td> <td>Very strong winds as temps went from 20C to 0C in matter of hours. Gusts of up to 138km/hr recorded, power out, trees blown over. </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Apr.19 (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/apr19)</td> <td align="center"> 6am</td> <td align="center"> 40,000</td> <td>Frequent thunder/lightning.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Apr.28 (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/apr28)</td> <td align="center"> 1:45pm</td> <td align="center"> 40,000</td> <td>Weak thunder, light rain. Severe thunderstorm watch here, and tornado warning boxes just to the south in the US. Main threat here of medium size (mothball) hail.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> May.09</td> <td align="center"> 12:45pm</td> <td align="center"> 30,000</td> <td>Brief thunder, rain. Radar summary (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/may09/summary.jpg) A few vidcaps (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/MAY09/index.html)</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> May.25</td> <td align="center"> 9:15pm</td> <td align="center"> 30,000</td> <td>Strong storms to the south in the US but only light rain, lightning, and thunder here.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> May.31 (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/may31)</td> <td align="center"> 7:00am
2pm</td> <td align="center"> 35,000
35,000</td> <td> Moderate rain, light thunder. Radar: Summary (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/may31/summary01.gif), Reflectivity (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/may31/doppler01.gif)
Huge cumulus (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/may31) formed with the passing of the "cold front" (little temp. change here) Storms severe in other areas - click HERE (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/may31) for info.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jun.04</td> <td align="center"> 10:35am</td> <td align="center"> 30,000</td> <td> Weak storm. Light rumbling thunder.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jun.05</td> <td align="center"> 4:25am</td> <td align="center"> 35,000</td> <td> Weak storm but produced some nice CC lightning strikes.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jun.15</td> <td align="center"> 10:15am</td> <td align="center"> 30,000</td> <td> Weak - light thunder, brief rain.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jun.16</td> <td align="center"> 2:10pm</td> <td align="center"> 25,000</td> <td> Weak - thunder, rain. Brief.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jun.17 (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/jun17)</td> <td align="center"> 2:10pm</td> <td align="center"> 35,000</td> <td> Weak to moderate here - thunder, brief downpour with pea-sized hail, later around 3pm a stronger storm developed with the OPP reporting large hail was forcing highway traffic to pull over and stop. Dime-size hail reported in central St. Catharines. Click here for photos. (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/jun17)</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jun.21</td> <td align="center"> 5:30pm</td> <td align="center"> 30,000</td> <td>Weak - light thunder, rain.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jun.27</td> <td align="center"> 12:15pm</td> <td align="center"> 45,000</td> <td>Moderate to strong. Long-lasting (2 hrs) - periods of strong thunder/lightning/rain. Winds gusty at times but mostly non-existent.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jul.18</td> <td align="center"> 3:15pm</td> <td align="center"> 30,000</td> <td>Very weak. Minimal rain. No visible lightning, light spaced out thunder.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jul.21</td> <td align="center"> 11:00pm</td> <td align="center"> 25,000</td> <td>Weak storm brought some much needed rain.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jul.22</td> <td align="center"> 5:00pm</td> <td align="center"> 35,000</td> <td>Very dark skies over the lake but only light thunder/rain/winds.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jun.29</td> <td align="center"> 4am</td> <td align="center"> 40,000</td> <td>I missed most of this one because I had to be somewhere. It seemed pretty strong though from what I could hear.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Jul.31</td> <td align="center"> 12pm</td> <td align="center"> 35,000</td> <td>Moderate storm. Was severe earlier but by the time it hit Niagara there was rain and thunder. Moderate winds at times. </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Aug.16</td> <td align="center"> 6pm</td> <td align="center"> 40,000</td> <td>Weak LP with minimal thunder.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Sep.10</td> <td align="center"> 8pm</td> <td align="center"> 40,000</td> <td>Severe storms with high wind gusts, heavy rain, and very intense lightning.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Sep.14 (http://www.ontariostorms.com/2002/sep14)</td> <td align="center"> 8:30pm</td> <td align="center"> 35,000</td> <td>Nice CC lightning and in-cloud lightning. Minimal wind/rain.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Sep.15</td> <td align="center"> 3:15am</td> <td align="center"> 35,000</td> <td>Moderate storm but was mostly passing north over the lake, only top end clipped Niagara.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Sep.20</td> <td align="center"> 4:00am</td> <td align="center"> 30,000</td> <td>Light thunder/lightning/rain/winds.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Oct.07</td> <td align="center"> 3:30am</td> <td align="center"> 25,000</td> <td>Minimal thunder/lightning but VERY strong winds with moderate rain. Short-lived squall line.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> Nov.10</td> <td align="center"> 8:30pm</td> <td align="center"> 35,000</td> <td>Moderate lightning/thunder. Light rain/winds.</td> </tr> </tbody></table> </center>