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One Country's Storm is Another Country's Sunset | by Gregory Pleau
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One Country's Storm is Another Country's Sunset

We were geocaching on the USA side of Lake Erie last Wednesday. While we were visiting a cache near Erie, Pennsylvania we were treated to a lovely sunset over Lake Erie.


Those pretty clouds in the distance were a nasty series of supercell thunderstorms that spawned 16 tornados in Ontario, downed 100 year old trees along a 300km timberline and knocked power out for 200,000 people for up to 6 days across central Ontario.


We encountered the storms in a weakened state a couple hours later when we crossed back into Ontario at Buffalo. The USA end of the Peace Bridge appeared to have lost power when we saw it.


We got text messages about CANWARN being condition red while we were having our dinner and we got on the local Skywarn repeater in hopes of linking up to our home radio club in Brampton - but the locals were very helpful and relayed the needed information to us, and also gave advice on where to get the best storm pics locally.


Stay tuned for more storm photos, from the South side of the Lakes.

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Taken on August 2, 2006