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  1. I had my 17th t-storm of 2021 last night, had about 10 flashes of lightning with gusty winds when it was 4ºC. After the sharp squall line passed within minutes it went from rain to snow. Amazing to have 17 storms in any year.
  2. Really great day today, clear blue skies with a high of 14C. Hard to get these this month. Still pales compared to last year's amazing heat event where I was over 20C for a few days - fond memories.
  3. I'm up to 93mm or 3.66 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, likely the most I've ever documented imby within a 24h range. Forecast was showing 100mm today which is also a first, this is definitely the most substantial rain event I've experienced. I knew we were going to pay for those two days (which was last weekend) of cloudless warmth.
  4. My overnight low was 20ºC which I have never seen this late except perhaps that hot spell in mid-late Sept 2017. I only had 20C+ minimums 3 times during this whole summer.
  5. The 2nd Tuesday in a row of a tornado warning for Grey-Bruce/Huron county and this time I saw the rotation right at home! In the beginning I wasn't sure if I saw a funnel or just scud but I could briefly see the rotation just like I did in the Plains. It lined up with reports of rotating wall cloud north of Walkerton moving east. Then a new couplet must have formed to the south and OPP in Mount Forest reported a touchdown 30 minutes later around 7:30 pm. I had a lot more lightning and rain than last Tues. No hail for me. 4 waves of storms this evening and I'm up to an astounding 14 storms for the year This has been so far the most active September I've ever seen for storms and others concur. With all these tornado warnings this is getting insane .
  6. EC dropping the big one with a tornado watch locally quite early: Tornado Watch Issued at 12:03 Tuesday 14 September 2021 Summary Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Hazards: Tornadoes Large hail up to ping pong ball size Wind gusts up to 120 km/h Heavy downpours Timing: This afternoon and evening. Discussion: A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to move eastward across the regions this afternoon and into the evening. Some of these storms will likely contain tornadoes. I think they got spooked from last Tuesday with the largest tornado in Ontario history occurring near Kingsbridge-Lucknow (1300 meters wide). For comparison the violent tornadoes of May 31 1985 here were 200 and 600 meters respectively!! This tornado watch is the largest geographically I've seen too:
  7. Uh I'm right here . Thrilled about my 7-day forecast, lots of warmth and humidity coming with storm chances once again on Tues . Days even reaching 72F with cold mornings are pissing me off already so just 2 days of that to go then its out.
  8. Most incredible bow echo I've seen ripping through extreme SON currently: I also had my 13th storm of 2021 this morning, not forecast whatsoever. The last 7 days have been nothing short of wild here, total reversal from the last 5 years of BS!!
  9. Here it comes, this could be fun. I'm always on high alert during Sep storms. I'm up to 29C already. Full sun all day so far to destabilize the most for a storm in years .
  10. It was a crazy day yesterday for a variety of reasons, including the most widespread storm coverage I've seen in my province in a very long time. Yet again like the 11th the bulk of the rain was to my south so I only got some sprinkles out of a huge MCS coming through that extended down to Indiana which I can't believe. It kinked in such a way I got frequent lightning for over 90 minutes straight to my south and that makes it the 10th storm of 2021 and the first time in eons that I've had two days in a row of evening storms nearly at the same time; like the good old days. The skies looked incredible just as the potent lightning was ramping up . It seemed like every sq mile of ON got storms on Sun as the coverage was complete. There were tor warnings up in central ON as well. This was the last day of the bulk of the epic heat and humidity, I got to 33ºC yet again which I probably haven't experienced on the 29th of Aug before with a humidex over 40C. Sitting in the shade late in the afternoon was even too much after 20 mins. I'm not surprised how many cells re-ignited due to the CAPE levels.
  11. I'm already down to 20ºC, not even close to the highest minimum of 23C. Its exceptionally difficult to get an overnight low that high here.
  12. I'm receiving my 9th storm of the year from this avg MCS, 3 years ago today I got my 1st storm that year . Obviously this season is a dramatic improvement in the t-storm department compared to the last 3-4 years. EC couldn't help it, they issued a svr t-storm warning for what is definitely not one. 90 km/h winds possible and I got 11 km/h max during the storm . Reached 33ºC for a high which is in the top 8 temps of 2021 and the warmest minimum is forecast at 22-23ºC overnight.
  13. Maximum Sustained Wind Overall (mph): 140Maximum Sustained Wind at Landfall (mph): 120Pressure at Landfall (mb): 948 mbLandfall Location: SSE of Amelia (Directly south of Gibson)
  14. Tomorrow has the potential to be the hottest day of the year, just after Saturday's highest. TWN giving me a 33ºC feeling like 43C (highest humidex forecast in 2021). This is just a wicked heatwave for SON. My 7-day was dramatically increased for temps and humidex removing the temp cooldown on Thurs/Fri. I'll have to comb through my data but this streak of above 27-28C with the sultry is becoming insane. 2nd half of Aug 2016 didn't have sweat equity like this that I know of.
  15. The nearly stationary pop up storms are mainly migrating NW which is an exceptionally rare vector around here. Constant thunder at 5pm. Early in the afternoon I was getting 33ºC for a hour or so. For 10 mins I got to 34.3ºC which may have been the hottest temp of 2021 so far . Its rare to get my yearly high this late in the summer. This is a low-key brutal heatwave (not technically a heatwave though) that is ongoing if the forecast holds 8-9 days with humidex readings 35-40C all those days . This is the hottest stretch for this specific range that I've experienced with near 30C all these days that I recall but 2016 was also similar.
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