AWCN10 CWTO 151851
WEATHER SUMMARY
FOR ONTARIO AND THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 2:51 P.M. EDT FRIDAY 15 JUNE 2018.

DISCUSSION.

THE CONFIRMED TORNADO WHICH TRACKED THROUGH HALDIMAND AND NORFOLK
COUNTIES ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 HAS BEEN UPGRADED IN STRENGTH TO AN
EF-2 CATEGORY WITH MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WINDS OF 180 KM/H.

IN ADDITION, A SECOND TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BASED ON VIDEO
EVIDENCE NEAR NORWICH AROUND 3 PM ON THE SAME DAY. MINIMAL DAMAGE
HAS BEEN REPORTED, THUS IT HAS BEEN CATEGORIZED AS AN EF-0.


A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AFFECTED THE TOWNS OF JARVIS AND WATERFORD
NEAR LAKE ERIE AFTER 3 PM ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13. NUMEROUS TREES WERE
UPROOTED OR SHEARED APART, MULTIPLE BUILDINGS SUFFERED SHINGLE
DAMAGE, BRANCHES WERE EMBEDDED INTO THE ROOF OF A HOUSE, A FLAG POLE
WAS SNAPPED, A PORCH COLLAPSED AND SEVERAL BARNS WERE DESTROYED.

ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE CANADA SENT A SURVEY TEAM TO
INVESTIGATE DAMAGE IN THIS AREA AND CONCLUDED THAT IT WAS THE RESULT
OF AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE 2 (EF2) TORNADO WITH PEAK WINDS NEAR 180
KM/H. THE DAMAGE WAS INTERMITTENT ALONG A PATH APPROXIMATELY 32
KILOMETRES LONG AND WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 500 METRES.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SUMMARY MAY CONTAIN PRELIMINARY OR UNOFFICIAL
INFORMATION AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE OR FINAL REPORT.

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