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DarkSky
06-06-2010, 10:19 AM
Update (11pm, Sunday Jun.6) - Environment Canada has confirmed one F1 tornado so far.
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This just passed through the wx list :

<tt>There is chatter from </tt>Mark Rozitis about some pretty good damage down in leamington.

This is from 7amish

Donald ave, is one and pretty much everything from kingsville to and including leamington south of CR20 is deforested.

They are now closing off every road into the town, there is an area north of seacliffe park I believe that is ground zero and no one is getting in there.

Emergency operations centre now in effect and the whole town being sealed off.

I'm in one part and not moving around much because it's a one way....out.

State of emergency now in effect.Anything new I'll keep posting in this thread (then move the thread to the 2010 storms forum if it is indeed true)

DarkSky
06-06-2010, 12:38 PM
Might just be straight line wind damage (not tornado) :

[source: The Windsor Star]

Gallery: Leamington storm damage


A state of emergency has been declared in Leamington Sunday after a suspected tornado swept through the town downing trees, power lines and destroying homes.

http://www.windsorstar.com/news/3119437.bin?size=620x400


Read more: http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Gallery+Leamington+storm+damage/3119392/story.html#ixzz0q5krtQFk

DarkSky
06-06-2010, 03:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCCZ-1XG4uY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqiR2Up1I-A

Derecho
06-06-2010, 03:36 PM
It had to of been a tornado.

Derecho
06-06-2010, 05:12 PM
Sounds like there may be three tornado reports.

The first in Essex from the first cell. About 1am someone just outside of the town reported windows blown out and property damage to their neighbours, at the time though a 105kmh wind gust was reported.

Then, the second and third possible tornadoes in Kingsbury and Leamington from the third supercell that went through at 3am.

Derecho
06-06-2010, 08:01 PM
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN THE WINDSOR AREA LEFT THEIR MARK ON THE AREA
WITH DAMAGE REPORTS RELAYED FROM THE OPP COVERING A SWATH FROM NEAR
KINGSVILLE TO LEAMINGTON. ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS SENT OUT A DAMAGE
SURVEY TEAM TO ASSES THE IMPACTS OF LAST NIGHTS STORMS IN THE
WINDSOR TO LEAMINGTON AREA. INTIAL RESULTS FROM THE SURVEY, POINT
TOWARD A PROBABLE F1 TORNADO WEST OF LEAMINGTON ALONG THE LAKE ERIE
SHORE. MORE WORK REMAINS TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE
TRACK. ENVIRONMENT CANADA WILL CONTINUE ITS INVESTIGATION INTO
TOMORROW MORNING.

DarkSky
06-06-2010, 08:53 PM
Two more vids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv-RhFkgbBw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPdZvqRB2Uo

DarkSky
06-06-2010, 10:45 PM
Amateur shot damage footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZGu-zPGo0I

DarkSky
06-06-2010, 10:51 PM
AWCN11 CWTO 062351
Weather summary for all of Southern Ontario and
The national Capital region
Issued by Environment Canada Toronto at 7:50 PM EDT Sunday 6 June
2010.

Southern Ontario thoroughly soaked
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==weather event discussion==

An unseasonably strong low pressure system tracking across the lower
Great Lakes prompted several warnings to be issued for the Windsor
and Chatham areas including tornado and rainfall warnings.
Significant rainfall amounts were recorded throughout much of
Southern Ontario last night with amounts ranging from about 20 to
50 mm. The rain is expected to taper off this morning in
Southwestern Ontario and late this afternoon in Eastern Ontario.

Severe thunderstorms in the Windsor area left their mark on the area
with damage reports relayed from the OPP covering a swath from near
kingsville to Leamington. Environment Canada has sent out a damage
survey team to asses the impacts of last nights storms in the
Windsor to Leamington area. Intial results from the survey, point
toward a probable f1 tornado west of Leamington along the Lake Erie
shore. More work remains to determine the extent of the damage
Track. Environment Canada will continue its investigation into
tomorrow morning.

A list of rainfall amounts as of 8 AM appears below.
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Date
Location rainfall amount (mm)
Windsor 52 mm
Harrow 40 mm
Ridgetown 51 mm
London 30 mm
Sarnia 23 mm
Goderich 31 mm
Delhi 35 mm
Welland 39 mm
Vineland 30 mm
Hamilton airport 38 mm
Hamilton (rbg) 26 mm
Toronto Pearson 21 mm
Toronto Island 20 mm

Please note that this summary contains the observations at
The time of broadcast and does not constitute an official
And final report of the weather events or the high
Impact events attributed to the weather events.

END/OSPC

DarkSky
06-06-2010, 11:45 PM
11 O'clock GlobalTV news coverage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtOt8X_k8Hw

DarkSky
06-07-2010, 01:05 PM
930
AWCN11 CWTO 071524
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA TORONTO
AT 11:06 AM EDT MONDAY 7 JUNE 2010.

ESSEX COUNTY STORM DAMAGE
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==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TRACKING THROUGH ESSEX COUNTY LEFT THEIR
MARK ON THE AREA EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. MANY REPORTS OF EXTENSIVE
DAMAGE RELAYED FROM THE OPP COVERED A SWATH FROM NEAR HARROW TO
LEAMINGTON. ENVIRONMENT CANADA DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED F1
TORNADO 1 KM IN LENGTH ALONG THE LAKE ERIE SHORELINE SOUTHWEST OF
LEAMINGTON. IN ADDITION, IN THE SOUTH END OF LEAMINGTON THERE IS A 1
KM WIDE AND 5 KM LONG TRACK OF STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE ASSOCIATED
WITH THE SAME STORM.

ENVIRONMENT CANADA CONTINUES ITS SURVEY TODAY AS THERE IS STILL A 35
KM LONG STRETCH OF DAMAGE THAT REMAINS TO BE INVESTIGATED. WE WILL
CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS STATEMENT AS NEW RESULTS BECOME AVAILABLE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SUMMARY CONTAINS THE OBSERVATIONS AT
THE TIME OF BROADCAST AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFICIAL
AND FINAL REPORT OF THE WEATHER EVENTS OR THE HIGH
IMPACT EVENTS ATTRIBUTED TO THE WEATHER EVENTS.

END/OSPC

(I will repost this in the EC statements forum)

Slacker
06-08-2010, 01:43 AM
Hey guys, I was camping not far from Leamington when this storm started blowing through, I'm glad we packed up and left instead of trying to ride it out.

Several friends are homeless right now, and more have had their cars crushed by trees.

But the only thing that matters is that nobody got hurt!

Derecho
06-08-2010, 07:13 PM
The tornado has been upgraded to one long-tracked tornado of F2 intensity from Harrow to Point Pelee, 40km path.