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Tornado? You think?

August 28th, 2005, 01:26 PM
Photos of weather that hit Orangeville and area August 19/05. Methinks she was a tornado, no?

August 28th, 2005, 01:27 PM
And another.....

August 28th, 2005, 02:42 PM
Looks like a microburst.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
A microburst is a very localized column of sinking air, producing damaging straight-line winds similar to, but distinguishable from tornadoes. The term was defined by severe weather expert Tetsuya Theodore Fujita as affecting an area four kilometers (or 2.5 miles) in diameter or less, distinguishing them from downbursts, which can encompass greater areas. They also can be powered from the high speed winds of the Jet stream. Microbursts are recognized as generating wind speeds as high as 75 meters per second (168 miles per hour).

Danger to aircraft
The scale of a microburst makes it a great danger to aircraft, particularly those which are taking off and landing.

August 28th, 2005, 03:05 PM
Looks like something wicked was headed in that general direction, tornado or not if I saw that out my window, I would be heading for underground and FAST> :eek:

August 28th, 2005, 03:32 PM
WOW!! Those are amazing pictures!! The powers of nature!!

August 28th, 2005, 10:21 PM
I'm gonna have nnnightmares again!! :eek: :eek:

doggy lover
August 30th, 2005, 07:06 AM
I'd be running for cover that for sure, great pictures. I have a cottage near Markdale and it terrorfies me when we get tornado warnings. I drove up that weekend, but we came after all that fun.

August 31st, 2005, 03:31 AM
These were taken right before the funnel clouds appeared (I have one somewhere of the funnel cloud forming just before it touched down in Fergus).