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« on: August 04, 2009, 04:21:58 PM »

I was just informed about it on my msn.

Does anybody know why??
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009, 04:34:14 PM »

YYZ is now star trek! Shocked

I should add, it's probably because we're in the middle of a super bad thunder storm here in Toronto. I'd imagine it's weather related. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 01:24:45 AM »

No ground movement due to lightning.

"The severe weather, which is expected to extend into the evening, forced ground workers at Pearson to suspend ground operations for more than an hour over the threat of lightning strikes."

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/08/04/toronto-weather080309.html

I''ve heard worse. Planes were landing, they just didn't want to put them anywhere. Kitchener was hit the worst. I might take a look through that archive and see if there's anything interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 04:07:03 PM »

"Red Alert" means that all the ground crews need to get their arses inside.

As such, flights are halted as ground crews can't service them.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 10:40:48 PM »

I would imagine being on the ground at an airport would be significantly more dangerous during a thunderstorm than a golf course.
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 02:47:59 AM »

I would imagine being on the ground at an airport would be significantly more dangerous during a thunderstorm than a golf course.

About the same danger.  With an airport you have all kinds of metal objects attracting lightning, so each lightning bolt has less of a chance of hitting you, but you have more of them around.

On a golf course, it's generally just you and the golf club, so each lightning bolt has a higher chance of hitting you, although there's probably not as many.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009, 06:39:44 PM »

Callers report tornado touched down on Highway 7 just north of Pearson Airport. Another funnel cloud was seen in the Vaughan Mills Area (I live right across the stree from Vaughan Mills, woohoo) moving north-east. Earlier a tornado touched down in Durham. Pretty big storm been brewing for a while.
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009, 08:06:24 PM »

Toronto fire service dispatch. What a mess. Funnel cloud spotted downtown.

http://www.toronto.ca/fire/cadinfo/livecad.htm
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2009, 08:11:05 PM »

If you check the archives for about 19:00 EST you'll hear pilots reporting funnel clouds north of the approach to 23/24's and even one pilot reporting that it had touched down. I live 4 KM south east of the airport and it was very crazy. I saw an American 737 land amid lightning strikes around him, raining pouring in and he was the last lander and the power then went out about 10 minutes later
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2009, 08:56:03 PM »

I live on the north-east corner of Rutherford and the 400. Tornadoes touched down on the north-west corner of Rutherford and the 400, south of Rutherdord, and at Jane and Major Mac. Another one touched down at Martin Grove (that's closer to the airport) and in the Kipling and Highway 7 area. It's over now and things should be clear around the airport.
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2009, 09:29:51 PM »

<a href="http://media.citytv.topscms.com/images/c6/ed/49e84d7d4acfa07252ae8432d7ec.jpeg" target="_blank">http://media.citytv.topscms.com/images/c6/ed/49e84d7d4acfa07252ae8432d7ec.jpeg</a>

What's with the yellow glow? Saw that here.  That was strange.

http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090820/090820_drivetest_br/20090820/?hub=CP24Home

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/51803--tornadoes-rip-across-southern-ontario-leave-at-least-one-dead

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2009, 09:35:55 PM »

To get a scale of how close that was to YYZ, I've outlined Maple on this map.

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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2009, 10:03:56 PM »

The first shot is my normal balcony view of Peason with a plane taking off from 6L. The video is the same view but with tonights storm just after 7pm. Nobody was landing in that  and it got worse.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2009, 10:08:39 PM »

Delta, you're pretty close! You can even see the tower.

Do you think you'd be willing to provide a feed? To help ease the congestion on the current YYZ feeder?

I'd be more than glad to help!
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2009, 10:13:40 PM »

check out the tornado video on CTV. It's sideways but comes right at the camera.

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/mynews/southern-ontario-storm/#clip205888

Click on Tornado Rips Through Woodbridge. That's how bad it was here. I'm around Yonge/Eglinton.





Armageddon. Imagine being in the CN Tower at this moment.

http://news.globaltv.com/reported+dead+tornadoes+tear+through+southern+Ontario/1913499/story.html
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