First Tornado of the Year in Canada

Posted by on Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Environment Canada has confirmed the first tornado of the year in Canada.

A thunderstorm that developed over southwestern Ontario back on April 11th, intensified northeast of London, Ontario causing damage to a barn roof and downed trees and hydro poles. 

After an analysis of witness reports and a damage survey conducted by Western University, a post-storm investigation by Environment Canada has concluded that the damage was the result of both a tornado with peak winds up to 150 km/h, rated EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, in addition to downburst winds.

Environment Canada says that the tornado path was approximately 11 km long and 200 m wide.

The Team

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