054  
WFCN11 CWTO 112358  
TORNADO WARNING  
FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 7:58 P.M. EDT FRIDAY 11 AUGUST 2017.  
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TORNADO WARNING FOR:  
=NEW= GUELPH - ERIN - SOUTHERN WELLINGTON COUNTY  
KITCHENER - CAMBRIDGE - REGION OF WATERLOO.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
UPDATED OR ENDED BY 8:38 P.M. EDT.  
 
AT 7:58 P.M. EDT, ENVIRONMENT CANADA METEOROLOGISTS ARE TRACKING A  
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM THAT IS POSSIBLY PRODUCING A TORNADO. DAMAGING  
WINDS, LARGE HAIL AND LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.  
 
THERE HAS BEEN A REPORT OF A TORNADO IN HAWKESVILLE. RADAR SHOWS  
STRONG ROTATION CONTINUING. IT IS MOVING EAST THROUGH WINTERBOURNE  
TOWARDS MARYHILL BY 8:20 PM, AND SOUTHWEST OF GUELPH BY 8:30 PM.  
 
THIS IS A DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. TAKE  
COVER IMMEDIATELY, IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES. IF YOU HEAR A  
ROARING SOUND OR SEE A FUNNEL CLOUD, SWIRLING DEBRIS NEAR THE  
GROUND, FLYING DEBRIS, OR ANY THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHING, TAKE  
SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.  
 
GO INDOORS TO A ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR, AWAY FROM OUTSIDE WALLS  
AND WINDOWS, SUCH AS A BASEMENT, BATHROOM, STAIRWELL OR INTERIOR  
CLOSET. LEAVE MOBILE HOMES, VEHICLES, TENTS, TRAILERS AND OTHER  
TEMPORARY OR FREE-STANDING SHELTER, AND MOVE TO A STRONG BUILDING IF  
YOU CAN. AS A LAST RESORT, LIE IN A LOW SPOT AND PROTECT YOUR HEAD  
FROM FLYING DEBRIS.  
 
LIGHTNING KILLS AND INJURES CANADIANS EVERY YEAR. REMEMBER, WHEN  
THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS(EXCLAMATION MARK)  
 
TORNADO WARNINGS ARE ISSUED WHEN IMMINENT OR OCCURRING THUNDERSTORMS  
ARE LIKELY TO PRODUCE OR ARE PRODUCING TORNADOES.  
 
THE OFFICE OF THE FIRE MARSHAL AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDS  
THAT YOU TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES.  
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO  
EC.CPIO-TEMPETES-OSPC-STORMS.EC(AT)CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS USING  
(HASH)ONSTORM.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  
 
HTTP://WWW.EMERGENCYMANAGEMENTONTARIO.CA/ENGLISH/BEPREPARED/BEPREPARED.HTML.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
END/OSPC  
 
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