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DarkSky
05-09-2011, 11:59 AM
Fergus / F0

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AWCN11 CWTO 091529
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 11:27 AM EDT MONDAY 9 MAY 2011.

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==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

FIRST TORNADO OF THE SEASON CONFIRMED FROM APRIL 27 STORMS.

A SERIES OF POWERFUL THUNDERSTORMS RACED ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN
ONTARIO ON THE AFTERNOON OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27. ENVIRONMENT CANADA
RECEIVED A NUMBER OF REPORTS OF DAMAGE FROM THESE STORMS AND SENT
PERSONNEL OUT TO INVESTIGATE SOME OF THESE LOCATIONS. THESE
INVESTIGATIONS HAVE LED TO THE CONFIRMATION OF THE FIRST TORNADO IN
ONTARIO FOR THIS SEASON. THE TORNADO OCCURRED IN THE FERGUS AREA AND
WAS RATED AS A FUJITA SCALE ZERO TORNADO WITH WINDS UP TO 110
KILOMETRES PER HOUR. THE FUJITA WIND DAMAGE SCALE GOES FROM ZERO
(WEAKEST) TO 5 (STRONGEST). ONTARIO NORMALLY GETS AROUND 12 TORNADOES
EACH SEASON. THE SUMMER SEVERE WEATHER SEASON RUNS FROM LATE APRIL
UNTIL EARLY OCTOBER.

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED IF NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

END/OSPC

SlideShowBob
05-10-2011, 05:58 PM
I was 5 km's east of Brantford driving west when this line went through. Intense blasts of wind and rain, dark clouds, yet not enough lightning (sigh). Lasted 5-10 minutes, tops. good start to the season, though...

SlideShowBob
05-10-2011, 06:01 PM
Luckily my wife was driving so I could observe...had to slow to 20 during the more intense parts...lol