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SlideShowBob
03-26-2010, 01:15 PM
I remember a very strong thunderstorm in the evening of August 14, 1984. I witnessed a funnel cloud formation at the N.E. corner of Eglington and Martingrove at around 7 p.m. It was the first funnel cloud for me. The storm ended up ripping the roof off of the Eaton's warehouse in the Weston road/Jane St. area, as well as damaging a few homes in the area. It also dumped over 200 mm of rain in two hours, so a lot of local flooding occured as well. EC issued a tornado warning that evening...it was my first year as a Severe Weather Watcher, so as soon as I found shelter, I called in to report.

Ah, memories....:)

Derecho
03-26-2010, 03:43 PM
Can't help but feel like this was the same tornado I mentioned in the 1979 Woodstock thread.

What a sight that must have been, any idea what the fujita rating was and how long it was on the ground for?

SlideShowBob
04-02-2010, 12:18 AM
Now that I look at it, it turns out to be a landspout; but an f2 none the less.

http://www.yorku.ca/pat/research/dsills/papers/SLS20/SLS20paper_web.html

It was absolutely jaw-dropping from my perspective that evening. At one point, I was able to look up to see blue sky in a rotating "eye"...even though the clouds around were dark and foreboding