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Twister
08-21-2011, 04:45 PM
Here is a pic of a damaged house from the AM920 website.
http://media.cknxradio.com/atk/uploads/news/08-11-Audio/goderich.JPG

Derecho
08-21-2011, 04:48 PM
CTV Southwestern Ontario

Date: Sunday Aug. 21, 2011 5:01 PM ET

There are reports a tornado touched down in the Goderich area.

Witnesses have also told CTV News the storm produced golf-ball sized hail, and a number of houses have been damaged.

OPP Sgt. Dave Rektor is reporting several injuries, although they do not believe any are serious.

The Knights of Columbus Community Hall located at 390 Parsons Court in Goderich is opening its doors to residents in need of shelter.

The tornado warning has ended as of about 5 P.M.

http://swo.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110821/swo-weather-warning-110821/20110821/?hub=SWOHome

Twister
08-21-2011, 04:59 PM
And another: (from Twitter, no name given)
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Twister
08-21-2011, 05:20 PM
Destroyed Church also found on Twitter.

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 06:14 PM
Radar shot courtesy Brad @<hidden> York U. (check out that hook!!) :

http://www.ontariostorms.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5167&d=1313965229http://www.ontariostorms.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5168&stc=1&d=1313966993


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wp7hyyaTTA

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 06:19 PM
Photos courtesy Paul McMullen :

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 06:32 PM
Severe weather rips roofs off buildings in Goderich:
GODERICH—Provincial police have halted traffic into Goderich after a possible tornado Sunday afternoon caused injuries and ripped the tops off buildings.
The general manager of radio station CKNX, John Weese, lives in Goderich and said the town “looks like a war zone,” according to the radio station’s website.


Article here: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1042856--sever-weather-rips-roofs-off-buildings-in-goderich

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 06:38 PM
Thanks to Todd Rittinger for sharing these.

Taken from the north side of the Maitland River (Saltford Heights) facing towards Benmiller :

Itchy
08-21-2011, 07:16 PM
Veritable wedge there......F2???? The ones coming off the lake are sneakiest

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 07:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e3t1lhtkYg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A89SX02_gMw

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 07:46 PM
More damage photos, source: Sun Media

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 07:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=met8lf4Jeuw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh-Q9GweAms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vptp0V-FNs

Derecho
08-21-2011, 08:02 PM
Guys just got a really scary call from Goderich.

Family friend says news is severely downplaying the situation right now. They said houses are gone on the east side of town. Rumorus going around about search and rescue finding dead people in destroyed houses. Not confirmed, but I'm getting constant calls from them. They said some houses aren't just missing roofs, they said houses are debris piles.

Twister
08-21-2011, 08:04 PM
Here is a shot of the tornado over the water approaching shore from Natali Nicole Tarnawski via Facebook.

davefootball123
08-21-2011, 08:08 PM
That is just insane, the reports of damage you are giving derecho. That would likely be F3 or higher damage if homes are gone. Also thanks for the photo Twister that is insane I would have loved to see that off the lake

stormy kid
08-21-2011, 08:19 PM
ya wow this is insane!

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 08:22 PM
NOTE TO ALL POSTING PICTURES: Please post the source of your photo, or person who gave it to you.

(Please do so ASAP as later tonight I'll have to delete all posts with uncredited photos). Thanks.

Town square before / after. (Credit: Todd Rittinger)

http://www.ontariostorms.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5193&stc=1&d=1313974118 http://www.ontariostorms.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5192&stc=1&d=1313974118

Derecho
08-21-2011, 08:34 PM
OPP just moved the news conference to 1015pm from 9pm. Somethings up.

benjaminblizzard
08-21-2011, 08:42 PM
Based on this photo, it totally HAS been downplayed: http://yfrog.com/kg170zej

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 08:49 PM
Video of storm coming ashore shot at Rotary Beach:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUj0s5BYWxA

Thunderbolt
08-21-2011, 09:04 PM
Oh my god this is horrible. I hope everyone in Goderich is okay. Looks like Goderich isn't Canada's prettiest town anymore. :(

Derecho
08-21-2011, 09:25 PM
F3 tornado confirmed. One fatality confirmed by Environment Canada. News conference in 25 minutes on CP24.

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 10:15 PM
Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" TV show personality Reed Timmer comments on the Goderich tornado:



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This Goderich, Ontario tornado was a "lake effect tornado". Unprecedented. Need to a case study on this ASAP

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Reported large tornado has just destroyed the town of Goderich, Ontario.. More soon

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davefootball123
08-21-2011, 10:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kks-tIrThFg&feature=player_embedded#!

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 10:25 PM
738
AWCN11 CWTO 220135
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 9:35 PM EDT SUNDAY 21 AUGUST 2011.

-------------------------------------------------------------
==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

A VERY DYNAMIC SERIES OF THUNDERSTORMS FORMED OVER SOUTHERN ONTARIO
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THERE WERE SEVERAL REPORTS OF TORRENTIAL
DOWNPOURS, LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS OVER SEVERAL AREAS
EXTENDING FROM GODERICH THROUGH THE GREATER TORONTO AREA AND EAST
TOWARDS THE ST LAWRENCE RIVER.

THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE REPORTED A POTENTIAL TORNADO TOUCHDOWN
OVER GODERICH AROUND 4 PM SUNDAY. WITH THE HELP OF LOCAL EMERGENCY
PERSONNEL, AN ENVIRONMENT CANADA DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM HAS DONE AN
INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE DAMAGE IN GODERICH AND HAS CONFIRMED THAT A
TORNADO DID INDEED TRACK THROUGH THE TOWN. AT THIS TIME, THE
TORNADO HAS BEEN RATED A HIGH END FUJITA SCALE TWO (WINDS UP
TO 240 KM/H) OR LOW END FUJITA SCALE THREE (WINDS NEAR 250 KM/H).
THE SURVEY TEAM HAS REPORTED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO DOWNTOWN GODERICH
INCLUDING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS, ROOFS REMOVED, NUMEROUS
VEHICLES OVERTURNED AND TREES DOWN. THERE IS ONE REPORTED FATALITY,
AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH UNKNOWN INJURIES.

ENVIRONMENT CANADA WILL SEND AN ADDITONAL DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM TO THE
AREA MONDAY TO WORK IN TANDEM WITH THE TEAM ALREADY PRESENT. THEY
WILL CONTINUE TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE TO REFINE THE FUJITA SCALE
RATING OF THE TORNADO AS WELL DOCUMENT THE LENGTH AND WIDTH OF THE
TRACK.

THERE WAS ALSO REPORT OF DAMAGE IN GANANOQUE WHICH OCCURED AROUND
12:45 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE REPORTS OF DAMAGE RECEIVED BY
ENVIRONMENT CANADA AS OF 4:30 PM SUNDAY.

-------------------------------------------------------------
LOCATION DAMAGE REPORT

GODERICH SEVERAL ROOFS REMOVED FROM BUILDINGS AND WALLS
CRUMBLED. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO ARENA, FACTORIES AND
HOUSES.
REPORT OF 1 FATALITY, NUMBER OF PEOPLE INJURED.
GRAIN ELEVATOR DAMAGED
SEVERAL TREES DOWN
NUMEROUS CARS DAMAGED.

GANANOQUE SEVERAL TREES DOWN
DAMAGE TO ABOVE GROUND POOL AND ROOF
FEW POWER LINES DOWN


TIME WEATHER REPORT

BRAMPTON 2:30 PM HEAVY RAIN AND INTENSE SMALL HAIL
3:00 PM 19 MM IN 10 MIN


TORONTO 2:40 PM EST. GUST 80 TO 100 KM/H
FLOODING OVER HWY 401 NEAR YORKDALE
FLOODING ON DONWAY WEST


TORONTO EAST YORK 2:55 PM WIND GUST 72.4 KM/H,
43.6 MM IN 10 MIN

GODERICH AIRPORT 4:00 PM GUST TO 87 KM/H

STRATFORD 4:45 PM VERY LARGE HAIL REPORTED


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

END/OSPC

DarkSky
08-21-2011, 10:35 PM
Some good aerial photos in this batch of photos.

Credits: Kevin Rawlings, QMI Agency, London Free Press

JohnCyr
08-22-2011, 06:41 AM
WOW! This is Crazy!!!!! Looks like a warzone!!! Hope there are no more fatalities..

Smokin Joe
08-22-2011, 01:59 PM
EC Confirms F3....from the statement at 2:15pm

"ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS CONFIRMED THAT, AT APPROXIMATELY 4:00 PM
SUNDAY, A TORNADO TRACKED FROM THE LAKE HURON SHORELINE THROUGH
GODERICH AND SOUTHEASTWARD TO JUST EAST OF SUMMERHILL. A SURVEY TEAM
HAS DONE AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DAMAGE AND HAS RATED THE TORNADO AS
FUJITA SCALE THREE, WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT 280 KM/H. THE LENGTH OF
THE TORNADO TRACK WAS APPROXIMATELY 20 KM, WITH A WIDTH THAT VARIED
FROM ABOUT 500 M IN GODERICH TO LESS THAN 200 M FURTHER SOUTHEAST.
THE SURVEY TEAM HAS REPORTED THE MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE IN DOWNTOWN
GODERICH, INCLUDING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS, ROOFS REMOVED,
NUMEROUS VEHICLES OVERTURNED AND TREES DOWN. THERE IS ONE REPORTED
FATALITY, AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH UNKNOWN INJURIES"

DarkSky
08-22-2011, 08:37 PM
455
AWCN11 CWTO 222202
UPDATED WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 5:57 PM EDT MONDAY 22 AUGUST 2011.

-------------------------------------------------------------
==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

A SERIES OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED SOUTHERN ONTARIO ON SUNDAY
AFTERNOON, ASSOCIATED WITH A SHARP COLD FRONT.

ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS CONFIRMED THAT, AT APPROXIMATELY 4:00 PM
SUNDAY, A TORNADO TRACKED FROM THE LAKE HURON SHORELINE THROUGH
GODERICH AND SOUTHEASTWARD TO JUST EAST OF SUMMERHILL. A SURVEY TEAM
HAS COMPLETED AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DAMAGE AND HAS RATED THE TORNADO
AS FUJITA SCALE THREE, WITH PEAK WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED AT 280 KM/H.
THE LENGTH OF THE TORNADO DAMAGE TRACK WAS APPROXIMATELY 20 KM, WITH
A WIDTH OF DAMAGE THAT VARIED FROM AS WIDE AS 1.5 KM IN GODERICH TO
LESS THAN 200 M FURTHER TO THE SOUTHEAST. THE SURVEY TEAM HAS
REPORTED THAT THE MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WAS IN DOWNTOWN GODERICH,
INCLUDING SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS, ROOFS REMOVED,
MULTIPLE VEHICLES OVERTURNED AND DESTROYED AND NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
THERE IS ONE REPORTED FATALITY AND APPROXIMATELY 40 INJURIES. THE
LAST CONFIRMED FUJITA SCALE THREE TORNADO TO OCCUR IN ONTARIO WAS ON
APRIL 20TH, 1996 WHEN TWO FUJITA SCALE THREE TORNADOES OCCURED (ONE
FROM WILLIAMSFORD TO BLANTYRE, THE OTHER FROM ARTHUR TO VIOLET HILL).

ELSEWHERE OVER SOUTHERN ONTARIO ON SUNDAY, THERE WERE ALSO REPORTS
OF TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS, LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS OVER SEVERAL
AREAS EXTENDING FROM GODERICH THROUGH THE GREATER TORONTO AREA AND
EAST TOWARDS THE ST LAWRENCE RIVER. REPORTS OF DAMAGE IN GANANOQUE
AT AROUND 12:45 PM, ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED EYE WITNESS REPORTS OF
FUNNEL CLOUDS, SUGGEST A BRIEF TORNADO MAY HAVE OCCURED THERE AS
WELL, ALTHOUGH THIS HAS YET TO BE CONFIRMED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AND CONTINUES TO BE INVESTIGATED.

FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE REPORTS OF WEATHER AND DAMAGE RECEIVED BY
ENVIRONMENT CANADA AS OF 6:00 PM MONDAY.

-------------------------------------------------------------
LOCATION TIME WEATHER/DAMAGE REPORT

GANANOQUE 12:45 PM SEVERAL TREES DOWN DAMAGE TO ABOVE
GROUND POOL AND ROOF FEW POWER LINES
DOWN

BRAMPTON 2:30 PM HEAVY RAIN AND INTENSE SMALL HAIL
3:00 PM 19 MM RAIN IN 10 MINUTES


TORONTO 2:40 PM EST. GUST 80 TO 100 KM/H
FLOODING OVER HWY 401 NEAR YORKDALE
FLOODING ON DONWAY WEST


TORONTO EAST YORK 2:55 PM WIND GUST 72.4 KM/H,
43.6 MM IN 10 MIN

GODERICH AIRPORT 4:00 PM GUST TO 87 KM/H

GODERICH 4:00 PM SEVERAL ROOFS REMOVED FROM BUILDINGS
AND WALLS CRUMBLED. STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE TO ARENA, FACTORIES AND
HOUSES. REPORT OF 1 FATALITY, NUMBER
OF PEOPLE INJURED. GRAIN ELEVATOR
DAMAGED SEVERAL TREES DOWN
NUMEROUS CARS DAMAGED.

STRATFORD 4:45 PM VERY LARGE HAIL REPORTED


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

END/OSPC

DarkSky
08-23-2011, 02:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuYFK7AYWmE

DarkSky
08-23-2011, 11:16 AM
Damage photos taken by Tom Stefanac @<hidden> VaughanWeather.com, set 1 of 4 :

DarkSky
08-23-2011, 11:19 AM
Damage photos taken by Tom Stefanac @<hidden> VaughanWeather.com, set 2 of 4 :

-Strike-
08-23-2011, 11:25 AM
Saw a bunch of those earlier. Pretty intense damage. Some pretty incredible photos in there.

DarkSky
08-23-2011, 11:26 AM
Damage photos taken by Tom Stefanac @<hidden> VaughanWeather.com, set 3 of 4 :

DarkSky
08-23-2011, 11:30 AM
Damage photos taken by Tom Stefanac @<hidden> VaughanWeather.com, set 4 of 4 :

Yellojo
08-24-2011, 10:54 PM
So much damage it's amazing not more injuries or deaths!! Wow!!

JohnCyr
08-29-2011, 07:29 AM
Heres an actual chase footage video from the Goderich tornado as it hit.

you have to watch 2 little commercials first.

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/1221254309/ID=2102194830

-Strike-
08-29-2011, 07:35 AM
Oh wow. That looks intense. I'd be a little nervous driving over 120km/hr through those conditions and with that kind of debris laying around the roads...

JohnCyr
08-29-2011, 09:04 AM
Yeah! Nice footage for sure but perhaps not the smartest thing to do boxed in a small town full of debris with debris still flying everywhere... I mean.. chasing an F3 in long country roads is all good most of the time as you can, in most cases, either turn North East , South and West within a short distance.

Derecho
09-09-2011, 03:31 AM
Goodness gracious... must have just passed the town at this point moving southeast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNmd80tC8sc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V39Ce1uLDqQ&feature=related

DarkSky
09-09-2011, 01:09 PM
Thanks for the previous post. I'm going to move it into the Goderich thread.

DarkSky
09-09-2011, 05:01 PM
Coming in across the lake:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO88Usc8OyA

Itchy
09-10-2011, 01:42 AM
Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" TV show personality Reed Timmer comments on the Goderich tornado:



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This Goderich, Ontario tornado was a "lake effect tornado". Unprecedented. Need to a case study on this ASAP

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Reported large tornado has just destroyed the town of Goderich, Ontario.. More soon

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Was it lake effect???? I thought it wasn't......Also I found this to be the event that's been well overdue for us... many of us on the list agreed Ontario was overdue for a strong tornado to hit a populated area ...over f2 I mean......

Derecho
09-10-2011, 02:48 AM
Was it lake effect???? I thought it wasn't......Also I found this to be the event that's been well overdue for us... many of us on the list agreed Ontario was overdue for a strong tornado to hit a populated area ...over f2 I mean......

I have no idea, but some meteorologists and chasers were laughing at Reed for his lake effect comment. No follow up, though.

DarkSky
09-13-2011, 01:36 AM
I don't believe it was lake effect. The cell formed OVER the lake. Lake effect is usually moisture that picks up over the lake, passes over the land and heats up causing it to rise and condense. But this storm was already mature before even reaching land.

Derecho
09-13-2011, 08:05 AM
I don't believe it was lake effect. The cell formed OVER the lake. Lake effect is usually moisture that picks up over the lake, passes over the land and heats up causing it to rise and condense. But this storm was already mature before even reaching land.

Yeah, and that supercell was tornado warned in northern Lower Michigan well before it reached the lake.

davefootball123
09-13-2011, 07:32 PM
I was looking at radar loops just after the tornado hit that went back to when the storm was in Michigan and it appears that the tornado warned storm in Michigan died out/transfered its energy to a storm about 5km or so to the south of it, over the lake which then became the supercell that would produce the Goderich tornado. Definitely not a lake effect tornado

Derecho
09-14-2011, 07:58 AM
I was looking at radar loops just after the tornado hit that went back to when the storm was in Michigan and it appears that the tornado warned storm in Michigan died out/transfered its energy to a storm about 5km or so to the south of it, over the lake which then became the supercell that would produce the Goderich tornado. Definitely not a lake effect tornado

You mean the initial supercell over NEMI, heh NEMI, was absorbed by a new storm that continued on?

davefootball123
09-14-2011, 09:04 PM
Yes, while over western sections of the lake and it was not really NEMI more like ECMI lol

Derecho
09-15-2011, 09:19 AM
Yes, while over western sections of the lake and it was not really NEMI more like ECMI lol

Would that be ECMI near THUMI? Anywhere north of there might could be considered NECMI. But then you're just getting too technical.

Looking at archived Gaylord radar http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=APX

A lot of convection breaks out over NOMI...but I can't quite see which storm became the Goderich tornado.

Looking here at archived Detroit radar http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=DTX

Still can't tell whats going on it all moves so fast. But it looks like that supercell came off Alcona or Iosco counties in NEMI borderline EMI. Wish you could pause this radar I'll have to look for other data. What's that NOAA site again where you download radar data and play in the media download?

obwan
09-15-2011, 04:42 PM
No, No, No, you guys got it all wrong. Its NLMI, wait, maybe EUMI. Here is the storm report for Eastern MI, these are hail reports

time--size"---location---------county

1721 175 BARTON CITY ALCONA MI 4468 8360 (APX)
1730 100 2 SE MIKADO ALCONA MI 4454 8338 MOSTLY PEA SIZE BUT MAX IS 1 INCH. (APX)
1730 175 7 W HARRISVILLE ALCONA MI 4466 8344 (APX)
1740 175 4 E MIKADO ALCONA MI 4457 8334 TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR (APX)
1745 200 5 ESE MIKADO ALCONA MI 4454 8332 SPOTTER TRAVELED TO ALCONA IOSCO COUNTY LINE AND FOUND MAX HAIL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ON US ROUTE 23. (APX)

Derecho
09-16-2011, 12:21 AM
No, No, No, you guys got it all wrong. Its NLMI, wait, maybe EUMI. Here is the storm report for Eastern MI, these are hail reports

time--size"---location---------county

1721 175 BARTON CITY ALCONA MI 4468 8360 (APX)
1730 100 2 SE MIKADO ALCONA MI 4454 8338 MOSTLY PEA SIZE BUT MAX IS 1 INCH. (APX)
1730 175 7 W HARRISVILLE ALCONA MI 4466 8344 (APX)
1740 175 4 E MIKADO ALCONA MI 4457 8334 TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR (APX)
1745 200 5 ESE MIKADO ALCONA MI 4454 8332 SPOTTER TRAVELED TO ALCONA IOSCO COUNTY LINE AND FOUND MAX HAIL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ON US ROUTE 23. (APX)

Here is the first tornado warned storm that day


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
1257 PM EDT SUN AUG 21 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
ALCONA COUNTY IN NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...
NORTHEASTERN IOSCO COUNTY IN NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 145 PM EDT

* AT 1256 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF CURRAN...OR 11 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF THE TOWN OF HUBBARD LAKE...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HARRISVILLE...OSCODA...AU SABLE...HUBBARD LAKE...BARTON CITY...
LINCOLN...MIKADO...WURTSMITH AIRFIELD AND MILEN TOWNSHIP.


http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/GIS/sbw-history.php?vtec=2011.KAPX.TO.W.0003