Environment Canada confirmed the first tornado of the season

Posted by on Friday, March 18, 2016
Environment Canada has confirmed the first tornado (EF1) of the season.

It may be a bit early to be talking tornadoes in Canada however on Wednesday afternoon some sporadic strong winds, small hail, heavy showers and a few thunderstorms raced across southern Ontario.

Following reports of damage 7 kilometres northeast of Clifford an Environment Canada survey team assessed the damage and concluded that an EF1 tornado touched down in the area. It occurred around 3:50 P.M. EDT Wednesday afternoon and left a path of damage 3.5 kilometres long and up to 200 metres wide.

Three bolted-down grain bins were ripped off of their cement bases and blown up to 200 metres away. The corner of a barn was also severely damaged. A number of mature trees were snapped off or blown over. The wind was estimated at 170 kilometres per hour.

Based on EC Data

The Team

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