Freak hailstorm in western Mexico

Guadalajara was inundated with almost one metre of hail when a freak hailstorm moved through parts of Jalisco state on Sunday.

The governor posted photos on social media of buried vehicles, damaged homes and city workers alongside the Mexican Army shoveling the hail – even bulldozing it.

No reports of injuries or fatalities.

At 1,600 metres (5,000 feet) above sea level, meteorologists say high elevation played a role as one thunderstorm moved out and another one developed rapidly behind it bringing a huge quantity of small hailstones.

Tornadoes hit SW Ontario

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Trees uprooted by a tornado damage a home in Waterford, Norfolk County, ON, 13 June 2018 (OPP)


Two tornadoes have been confirmed in Haldimand, Norfolk and Oxford counties as severe thunderstorms rolled through Southwestern Ontario on 13 June.

Environment Canada says a tornado categorized as an EF-2 (Enhanced Fujita Scale 2) with maximum winds of 180 km/h ripped through the communities of Jarvis and Waterford uprooting trees, ripping shingles off buildings and destroying several barns.

Damage was reported intermittently along a path roughly 32 km long.

A second, less powerful twister categorized as an EF-0 struck near the town of Norwich around the same time and caused minimal damage.

Flooding destroys roads, bridges across southern N.B.

 

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Kay Road is washed out by flooding in McKees Mills, Kent County, NB, 14 Jan 2018 (91.9 The Bend/Facebook)

Heavy rain and fast melting snow from the weekend storm swelled rivers and streams throughout Southern New Brunswick.

Floodwaters swept away culverts and damaged bridges including the historic covered Bell Bridge which crews say is beyond repair and will be torn down.

Washouts and severe erosion forced the Department of Transportation to close dozens of roads and reduce others to one lane.

Residents have been urged to report storm damage to the provincial Emergency Measures Organization and contact their insurance companies for losses.

Tornadoes hit SW Ontario

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Tornado forming near expressway in Windsor, ON, 24 Aug 2016 (Twitter)

Environment Canada has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Southwestern Ontario Wednesday night (24 August).

The first one struck in LaSalle and another one hit nearby Windsor.

No one was seriously hurt but emergency responders assessed reports of trees toppling over and property damage.

The mayor of Windsor said at least 15 homes in the city were too damaged for residents to re-enter.

Perth-Andover devastated by flood

Flooding in Perth-Andover, NB, 25 March 2012 (CP Photo)

Flood waters have receded in Perth-Andover (pop. 1800) leaving behind a mess of mud and ice chunks in this village along the St. John River.

Inspectors are surveying the damage and are determining which homes and businesses are safe.

Some of the 500 residents forced to evacuate last week are being allowed to return.

This isn’t the first time a flood has impacted Perth-Andover, but provincial officials estimate water levels in this flood were at least a metre higher than in the past.

The flood is estimated to have caused $25 million in damage.

 

July 2011 – Warm and wet

Typical July storm clouds near Moncton, 23 July 2011 (TWN)

Southeast New Brunswick had its fair share of severe weather this month – thunderstorms with heavy rain, sudden gusty winds and even hail in some isolated areas.

The heavy weather caused power outages and property damage but no injuries reported.

All of this led to a moist but mild July in Greater Moncton with above normal rainfall (almost twice as much as usual) and slightly above normal temperatures.

JULY 2011 ALMANAC (at Greater Moncton Int’l Arpt)

Average HIGH  23.9 C

Average LOW  13.3 C

AVERAGE  18.6 C (Normal based on 30-year-average)

Extreme HIGH  30.4 C

Extreme LOW  8.0 C

RAINFALL  188.0 mm (about 80% above 30-year-average)