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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

Is it ever going to rain again?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:08 AM

We need rain here in Nova Scotia. The entire Province is now under an open fire ban until further notice. So far this month my station has only recorded 5.6 mm of rain, and there is more warmer weather in the forecast for the next few days or so.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

Well it obviously rained in these locations!

AWCN11 CWTO 161219
Updated weather summary for all of Southern Ontario and the
National Capital Region issued by Environment Canada
At 8:15 AM EDT Monday 16 July 2012.

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==weather event discussion==

Spotty heavy thunderstorms rumbled across Southern Ontario Sunday as
an upper level disturbance acted as a focus for storm development
while the heat and humidity added the fuel to create significant
rain-producers. The heaviest rainfall was from thunderstorms in the
Toronto area which resulted in localized flooding. The range of
rainfall amounts in and around Toronto reveal how localized the
rainfall was.

There were other local reports of large hail and strong winds.
Hail the size of ping pong balls was reported west of St Thomas and
wind gusts to 83 km/h was recorded at Borden.

Following are some rainfall totals from Sunday.

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Location rainfall amount (mm)

Toronto Island (city centre airport) 41
Toronto (southwest scarborough) 88 (between 2-4 PM)
(reported by meteorologist with
Weather-watcher rain gauge)
Toronto (downtown) 17
Toronto (East York) 27
Toronto (brick works - bayview extension) 12
Markham (Buttonville airport) 12
Toronto (Pearson airport) 5
Maple (just north of Toronto) 45
Albion hills (north of Caledon) 62
New Glasgow (southwest of London) 53
Haliburton 43

This weather summary contains preliminary information and may not
constitute an official or final report.

END/OSPC

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:08 PM

We had a few spits of rain here today, but not enough to tip my raingauge. Barely even dampened the ground around here.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:45 PM

That was quite the incident in Whitby, I think, with the lightning strike at the festival.


From The Canadian Press.

WHITBY, Ont. – Seventeen people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a lightning strike at a food festival in Whitby, Ont.

Event chair Colin O’Regan says the lightning hit a dining tent holding several hundred people at the Whitby Ribfest around 2:30 p.m.

He says emergency officials arrived on the scene within minutes and sent 17 people to two local hospitals.

O’Regan says the lightning storm “came out of nowhere” and that there was no prior sign the weather was about to change.

He says emergency officials at the festival were aware the area was under a severe thunderstorm watch, but thought it wasn’t a risk at the time.

He says the festival has been closed early as a result of the lightning strike.

Environment Canada issued a weather warning for the Toronto area at about 2 p.m. Sunday. A warning was also issued for the Durham region.

“Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions,” the statement said yesterday.

Heavy rain in Scarborough, Sunday afternoon, caused flooding at Eglinton Avenue east and Bellamy Road, and the TTC is diverting the 86 Scarborough and 116 Morningside bus routes to avoid the area.


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