Two Tornadoes Confirmed in Ontario

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Sunday, September 30, 2018
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Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed more tornadoes in Southwestern Ontario on Tuesday, September 25. 

Back on Tuesday evening severe thunderstorms rolled across parts of extreme Southwestern Ontario.

The storms spawned at least two tornadoes and one probable tornado.

A confirmed tornado affected the McGregor area. Damage here consisted of a garage that was pushed over, roof damage and large trees down. This damage is indicative of an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of approximately 150 km/h. The damage path had a length of roughly 2 km and width of 50 m. 

Another confirmed tornado affected the Staples area. Damage here consisted of a drive shed that was destroyed, with the debris being carried a considerable distance. Another building suffered damage. Tree damage was also reported. This damage is indicative of an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of approximately 170 km/h. The damage path had a length of roughly 3 km and width of 50 m.

A probable tornado affected the Amherstburg area. Damage consisted of a brick welcome sign being blown over as well as large tree branches down. This is consistent with EF-0 damage. In this case there was no evidence of a long and narrow path of damage which is typical of tornadoes. However, the area affected was in line with the damage path of a tornado that occurred earlier in Michigan. As a result, this is a probable tornado. 

Based on ECCC Data



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