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Reffik
06-07-2011, 05:08 AM
The dog just woke us up to the intense storm outside. Not too windy or rainy here in Mississauga this morning, but the lightning is frequent and close. Looks like Sarnia - London is having an early wakeup too.

nachos_666
06-07-2011, 12:57 PM
ya. here in london,ontario. I woke up to that storm.. it was very intense.. the wind was so strong that it blew our window blinds off of the window. the lightening was CRAZY! it reminded me of the lightening from poltergeist...right before the tree ate that boy.. i was actually worried that some horrible was going to happen.. thank god it didn't. and i think that it lasted 2 hours.. nuts! best storm of this year...by far!!

DarkSky
06-07-2011, 01:56 PM
AWCN11 CWTO 071713 UPDATED WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 11:38 AM EDT TUESDAY 7 JUNE 2011.

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==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

AN INTENSE LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS SOUTHERN ONTARIO
OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY THIS MORNING. IT WAS ACCOMPANIED BY REPORTS OF
STRONG DAMAGING WIND GUSTS, LARGE HAIL AS WELL AS NEARLY CONTINUOUS
INTENSE LIGHTNING IN SOME AREAS. THE CANADIAN LIGHTNING DETECTION
NETWORK IDENTIFIED AN IMPRESSIVE 80,000 FLASHES OF LIGHTNING OVER
SOUTHERN ONTARIO WITH THIS STORM.

FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE REPORTS OF SEVERE WEATHER RECEIVED BY
ENVIRONMENT CANADA.

TIME LOCATION EVENT

2:40 AM GODERICH GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL,
43 MM RAIN

2:50 AM RIPLEY (SE KINCARDINE) TREES DOWN

~4:30 AM GRAND BEND 50 MM RAIN

5:15 AM LONDON 102 KM/H WIND GUSTS

6:35 AM CHATHAM 2 CM HAIL

THE FOLLOWING IS A REPEATED MESSAGE REGARDING THE RESULTS OF THE
JUNE 6TH DAMAGE SURVEY...

AN ENVIRONMENT CANADA STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM HAS COMPLETED AN
INVESTIGATION OF THE DAMAGE FROM A SERIES OF STORMS WHICH AFFECTED
AREAS TO THE EAST OF LAKE HURON ON THE MORNING OF SATURDAY JUNE 4.
THE STORMS WERE PARTICULARLY SEVERE AROUND MID MORNING AS THEY
TRACKED SOUTHEAST FROM PORT ELGIN. THE SURVEY TEAM FOUND ISOLATED
DOWNED TREES IN A BROAD SWATH ROUGHLY 35 KM LONG AND LOCALLY 5 KM
WIDE FROM NORTH BRUCE (SOUTH OF PORT ELGIN) TO NEAR SCONE (JUST
SOUTHEAST OF CHESLEY). LOCALES AROUND THE TOWN OF CHESLEY (ABOUT 30
KM SOUTHEAST OF PORT ELGIN) SUSTAINED THE MOST DAMAGE WHERE A FEW
BARNS (JUST NORTH OF CHESLEY) WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED. THE DAMAGE
CONSISTED OF PARTIAL ROOFS LIFTED OFF AND SOME COLLAPSED WALLS. THE
WORST DAMAGE WAS A BARN A FEW KILOMETRES NORTH OF CHESLEY WHERE ONE
WALL WAS LEFT STANDING WHILE MOST OF THE STRUCTURE WAS BLOWN DOWN
WITH DEBRIS SCATTERED TO THE SOUTH ACROSS THE PROPERTY AND BEYOND.

ALL THE DAMAGE (TREES, BARN AND DEBRIS) WAS BLOWN TO THE SOUTH OR
SOUTHEAST INDICATIVE OF STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS FROM A DOWNBURST. A
DOWNBURST IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WHEN COOL AIR
DESCENDS FROM HIGH UP IN THE STORM TO THE GROUND AND SPREADS OUT
CAUSING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS. DAMAGE FROM THE BARNS INDICATE THE
WINDS BRIEFLY REACHED THE LOWER END OF AN F1 RATING ON THE FUJITA
DAMAGE SCALE, BETWEEN 120 KM/H AND 180 KM/H.

THERE MAY BE A FEW FOLLOW-UP PHONE CALLS TO FINALIZE THE CONLUSIONS
OF THIS INVESTIGATION.

THIS WEATHER SUMMARY CONTAINS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION AND MAY NOT
CONSTITUTE AN OFFICIAL OR FINAL REPORT.

END/OSPC

Derecho
06-07-2011, 04:22 PM
There has been major damage in the areas of Lambton, Middlesex, Elgin, Kent, and Oxford counties. I know someone in the insurance field who is already receiving multiple damage claims.

Several roads have been closed due to fallen trees and hydro lines, many homes have been significantly damaged, there was flash flooding and major hail damage, etc.

Here are some news articles on the storms
http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2011/06/07/18248471.html
http://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3159173
http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/06/07/early-morning-lightning-storm-ignites-three-homes-leaves-20000-without-power/


TWN's Chris Scott even called it 'something more typical to the Plains'
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/storm_watch_stories3&stormfile=morning_storms_flash_across__070611?ref=ccbox_homepage_topstories

Nagii
06-07-2011, 04:28 PM
Woke up this morning around 7am to a war drum of thunder, gusty winds (kept blowing my blinds up to be parallel with the floor.) and rain. Looks like it intensified once leaving Ontario while I was looking at this mornings radar maps a few minutes ago.

DarkSky
06-10-2011, 11:22 AM
Storm going through Sturgeon Lake : http://vimeo.com/24905614