Downburst Occurred on Wednesday in Eastern Ontario

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Environment Canada has issued a weather summary for Ontario that concludes a downburst occurred on Wednesday in Eastern Ontario.

The downburst occurred approximately 10 km north of Smiths Falls.

There was a severe thunderstorm shortly after noon. It produced damaging winds.

The wind damage affected an area with a diameter of approximately 500 metres.

Based on the damage survey conducted by engineers from Western University, the maximum wind speed was estimated at 170 kilometres per hour. 

Damage reports include two demolished barns and tree damage. 

A downburst is a strong ground-level wind system that emanates from a point source above and blows radially, that is, in straight lines in all directions from the point of contact at ground level.

Based on EC Data

The Team

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