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8/19/05: NOW--Southern Ontario

This is my first post to this format. Just curious whether anyone has been watching the supercell that's presently hammering Toronto. It looks as impressive as anything I saw on the radar yesterday in Wisconsin.
 
Warnings from Environment Canada have stated that there have been some tornadoes reported in the Toronto area. No information on extent of damage, if any, or exact locations. Quite a few areas have been under tornado warnings.
 
Am I allowed to post tornado event summaries on here? If not, sorry but I saw no rule stating that those types of bulletins were prohibited. Basically this summary pretty much sums up the damage occured in Ontario this afternoon.... no official F ratings yet, but I am hearing talk about an F2...

AWCN11 CWTO 200009
SPECIAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA TORONTO
AT 6:57 PM EDT FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 2005.

POSSIBLE TORNADOES OVER SOUTH CENTRAL ONTARIO.
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==WEATHER EVENT DISCUSSION==

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM TRACKED EAST ACROSS SOUTHCENTRAL ONTARIO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE SYSTEM CONTINUED TO MOVE EAST INTO THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. ONE STRONG LONG LIVED THUNDERSTORM CELL TRACKED FROM MILVERTON TO JUST NORTH OF FERGUS AND INTO BRAMPTON AND THE NORTHERN PART OF TORONTO. A NUMBER OF WITNESSES HAVE REPORTED TORRENTIAL HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND
DAMAGING WINDS INCLUDING TORNADOES. ENVIRONMENT CANADA CONDUCTED A PRELIMINARY SURVEY THIS AFTERNOON. IT IS PROBABLE THAT ONE OR MORE TORNADOES AFFECTED THE AREA NEAR FERGUS THIS AFTERNOON AND A MORE EXTENSIVE SURVERY WILL ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THIS ON SATURDAY.

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRELIMINARY LIST OF DAMAGE REPORTS RECEIVED AS OF 7 PM

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DATE
TIME(LCL) LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION

1.30 PM EAST OF FERGUS TREE TOPS RIPPED OFF AND
BLOWN 200 YDS AWAY

1.30 PM CONESTOGO LAKE BARNS DOWN, HUNDREDS OF TREES DOWN

1.35 PM MORNINGTON TREES DOWN, DAMAGE TO COTTAGES

1.56 PM SALEM WHOLE SHED BLOWN AWAY AND GAS
LEACKING CARS IN DITCHES
(OPP REPORT)

2.00 PM FERGUS HOUSE DESTROYED, TREES DOWN IN
ONE DIRECTION. TWO CARS FLIPPED

2.51 PM GEORGETOWN LOWERING AND ROTATION IN CLOUD

3.04 PM BRAMPTON TORNADO ON GROUND (UNCONFIRMED)

3.10 PM BRAMPTON ROTATION AND LOWERING IN CLOUD

3-4 PM TORONTO FLOODING AND GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL

4.03 PM 401/MCCOWAN TORNADO ON GROUND (UNCONFIRMED)
TRAFFIC AT STAND STILL

4.30 PM OSHAWA FLASH FLOODING, CARS STALLED OUT



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CODE: SN= SNOW LT= LIGHTNING
BZ= BLIZZARD DW= DAMAGING WINDS
SQ= SNOWSQUALL HA= HAIL
FR= FREEZING RAIN TO= TORNADO
FD= FREEZING DRIZZLE WS= WATERSPOUT
IP= ICE PELLETS HR= HEAVY RAINFALL
FZ= FLASH FREEZE HH= HIGH HUMIDITY
WC= WIND CHILL XH= EXTREME HEAT
HW= HIGH WINDS DD= DUST DEVIL



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/YGM/SRA
 
Laura I believe that type of post is not allowed, Any way where's a good radar site to look at this thing or is it to late.
 
Any way where's a good radar site to look at this thing or is it to late.

I'm not sure if there is any. But take it from someone who seen this storm first hand, it was a powerfull storm.
 
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