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> March 2/3 Eastern Canada Spring Storm, short/medium range
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post Mar 3 2012, 10:06 AM
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Max wind gust recorded on my weather station: 93km/h... Absolutely insane but awesome!


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post Mar 3 2012, 10:30 AM
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We got a 94KM/H wind gust here around 5:40am. It was crazy all night with dozens of gusts 80KM/H+ .


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post Mar 3 2012, 10:31 AM
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The wind and mild temps are starting to make quick work of the snow pack here. A good chunk of it will be gone today for sure, and the rest will freeze up solid tonight and be nice and icy... yet again.
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post Mar 3 2012, 10:49 AM
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Way above the high temp EC had for today of 1c, currently sitting at 6.5c with wind speeds of 30 km/h and gusts to 40.
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post Mar 3 2012, 10:59 AM
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Thinking of Transcen when I read this! "High winds lead to ship collision in Port Colborne"
http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ur/story/54721

Wind reports from EC this morning:
LOCATION STRONGEST WIND TIME (EST)
(KM/H)

WINDSOR 85 11.00 PM
SARNIA 81 4.00 AM
LONDON AIRPORT 87 2.00 AM
LONG POINT 113 3.00 AM
HAMILTON AIRPORT 99 5.00 AM
VINELAND 97 4.00 AM
PORT COLBORNE 93 2.00 AM
PORT WELLER 81 6.00 AM
ST. CATHARINES 85 7.26 AM
WIARTON 95 6.00 AM AND 8.00 AM
MOUNT FOREST 81 6.00 AM
ELORA 87 7.00 AM
KITCHENER 93 6.30 AM
BORDEN 91 6.00 AM
TORONTO ISLAND 91 7.00 AM
TORONTO AIRPORT 98 7.45 AM
(NORTH FIELD)
OSHAWA 80 4.00 AM
COBOURG 104 5.00 AM
LAGOON CITY 85 7.00 AM - 9.00 AM
PETERBOROUGH 80 7.00 AM
TRENTON 91 6.00 AM
POINT PETRE 96 8.00 AM
KINGSTON 82 8.00 AM - 9.00 AM
BROCKVILLE 85 9.00 AM
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post Mar 3 2012, 11:54 AM
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Warnings for the southwest of ON have been dropped but most still continue.

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/warnings/son_e.html

Quite a number of power outages as well.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/stor...er-outages.html
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post Mar 3 2012, 01:42 PM
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Wicked squall blowing through here right now. Accumulating fast. Toonnie sized flakes. Wind has died right off
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post Mar 3 2012, 01:56 PM
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clear here, just very windy.
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post Mar 3 2012, 02:10 PM
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Looks like there's some banding going on as the low pulls away into Quebec.

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Accuweather's Jesse Ferrell has a good blog tallying up the sobering aftermath of yesterday's outbreak. Not only does it look nearly certain to exceed the record for most tornadoes in a single day in March but it may beat the average number of tornadoes for the entire month!

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blog...-outbreak/62347
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post Mar 3 2012, 02:16 PM
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Found some shingles from newly-built houses in the yard this morning. Wind gusts around here topped at around 90km/h last night, pretty nasty but nothing out of the ordinary for early spring. We're now getting some lake-effect flurries blowing through. The March roller coaster begins.
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post Mar 3 2012, 02:48 PM
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No wind warnings for cape breton breezy right now ..
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post Mar 3 2012, 04:54 PM
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Off topic but there was a member who talked to me recently and he is now a deleted member and he was on the canada forum nice person wonder why get got deleted ?
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post Mar 4 2012, 01:17 AM
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Crazy day. As I was trying to leave town around 9:30am hwy 6 was closed from Mt. Forest to Arthur. The fire truck was blocking the road while the works dept. guy was putting the rd. closed sign up. A fireman stopped me and said they were closing the road because of multiple accidents and zero visibility. I had to take another road out of town. It took over an hour to get 35km. Whiteouts the whole way. Nasty to drive in. By the time I hit Guelph the roads were just wet with a few flurries. Hamilton the roads were dry and the sun was trying to peak out.

Mt. Forest just before I left.
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House in Oakville missing shingles. I saw at least 10 houses all in a row missing shingles they are maybe 5yrs old
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After all my deliveries I left Acton and it was snowing lightly. As I drove further north it got a little worse until I hit Arthur the drive north was bad 50km some times zero visibility.

Measured a little over 12cm at 11pm when I went out to shovel.
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Still snowing lightly, cant wait to see it in the day light.

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post Mar 4 2012, 07:04 AM
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The picture in guelph... you are on the hanlon right after coming off woodlawn road?


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post Mar 4 2012, 07:15 AM
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QUOTE(snowinjoe @ Mar 4 2012, 01:17 AM) *
Crazy day. As I was trying to leave town around 9:30am hwy 6 was closed from Mt. Forest to Arthur. The fire truck was blocking the road while the works dept. guy was putting the rd. closed sign up. A fireman stopped me and said they were closing the road because of multiple accidents and zero visibility. I had to take another road out of town. It took over an hour to get 35km. Whiteouts the whole way. Nasty to drive in. By the time I hit Guelph the roads were just wet with a few flurries. Hamilton the roads were dry and the sun was trying to peak out.

Still snowing lightly, cant wait to see it in the day light.

Good night


Awesome pictures! wub.gif

Interesting to see the visual differences as you went basically from winter to spring and back to winter again.
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post Mar 4 2012, 09:13 AM
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QUOTE(trancen @ Mar 2 2012, 09:03 PM) *
Where did you get that radar image from ?

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Here's the hook at West Liberty from the first storm - it's similar to the radar signature when Tuscaloosa got hit last year.

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I haven't seen the report from that town, yet i've seen pictures from some towns in Indiana - mostly destroyed (Marysville is gone from all reports). Big day weatherwise, yet always sad to see how nature can destroy everything on such a short time.

That is from GrLevel - it's a software showing all the available radar from the US network and much more. It's a tool that most of the storm chasers are using (or similar software).

Here's the full screen view of the same image showing the grlevel screen :
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post Mar 4 2012, 10:02 AM
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Here's two other images i kept during the afternoon as it was hitting near Louisville Kentucky. The first image is the usual radar image. I choose to grab a screen as it was showing two hook echoes at a very near distance (less than 25 miles) and following about the same path :

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The second image is at the same moment but using another product available from GrLevel. It is showing the Storm Relative Velocity. Hook echoes are common with such storms and usualy indicate a strong rotation, yet it does not confirm there is actually something going on (storm chasing wise).. Selecting another product like doppler view or SRV (as below) is does confirmed there is actually something very strong - tornado is very likely with such signature - and two tornadoes in this case :

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In other words, the first picture is usually always running and will catch your attention, and one would switch to the other immediatly to get confirmation of a possible hit. All the green dots are chasers or storm spotter registered to the spotter network.

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