View Full Version : Funnel cloud spotted over city [Ottawa]

06-24-2011, 01:10 PM

Allison Somenzi was driving westbound on Carling Avenue near Moodie Drive when she spotted a funnel cloud, and snapped this photo.

Photograph by: Allison Somenzi, Reader Photo

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Funnel+cloud+spotted+over+city/4997057/story.html#ixzz1QDCFmmmk

06-24-2011, 02:17 PM
:) This never ceases to put on a smile on my face.

Us Canadians get excited over funnel clouds. It's all the talk about last nights big storm in this country. "Oh I think I saw a funnel cloud yesterday" and someone may reply, "really??...ya I've seen them before"

In this case..I think it's obvious:)..but we're so unfamiliar with severe weather (like what occurs in the U.S) that most people aren't actually sure what a funnel cloud even looks like. When someone actually does see one it's on TWN like white on rice. When a tornado does happen we're so unprepared for it mentally that it's actually forgotten within a short amount of time because we think it doesn't happen here.

Not too long ago I explained to an old friend of mine that storms here are dangerous just as in the U.S but in much less frequency and when it does happen usually not as strong. They laughed at me..."we don't get bad weather here"

Hurricane Mike
06-24-2011, 03:45 PM
AWCN11 CWTO 241746
Weather summary for all of Southern Ontario and the
National Capital Region issued by Environment Canada
At 1:42 PM EDT Friday 24 June 2011.

==weather event discussion==

Second tornado of the season confirmed from June 23 storm.

A number of intense thunderstorms affected the national capital area
on the evening of Thursday, June 23. One thunderstorm developed
South of Kanata, then moved over Kanata and across the Ottawa River
to the Aylmer area of Quebec. Several independent photographs or
videos of a tornado were studied by Environment Canada, and in
addition a damage survey team investigated the shirley's bay area
this morning. While no damage was noted, the photographic evidence is
sufficient to justify calling this the second tornado in Ontario for
this season. It is possible that the observed tornado occurred over
the Ottawa River. Due to a lack of observed damage, it is rated as a
Fujita scale zero tornado with winds between 60 and 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

This statement will be updated if new information becomes available.

This weather summary contains preliminary information
And may not constitute an official or final report.


07-06-2011, 09:25 AM
Yup! I have another pic! See my other post!