569  
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.  
 
END/OSPC  
 
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