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Old 06-15-2018, 06:46 AM
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Default 2018 TORNADO STATISTICS

(1) Jun.13, 15:00 - EF2 - Jarvis and Waterford (near Lake Erie) : ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE CANADA CONFIRMS TORNADO IN HALDIMAND AND NORFOLK COUNTIES ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AFFECTED THE TOWNS OF JARVIS AND WATERFORD NEAR LAKE ERIE AFTER 3 PM ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13. NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SHEARED APART, MULTIPLE BUILDINGS SUFFERED SHINGLE DAMAGE, BRANCHES WERE EMBEDDED INTO THE ROOF OF A HOUSE, A FLAG POLE WAS SNAPPED, A PORCH COLLAPSED AND SEVERAL BARNS WERE DESTROYED. ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE CANADA SENT A SURVEY TEAM TO INVESTIGATE DAMAGE IN THIS AREA AND CONCLUDED THAT IT WAS THE RESULT OF AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE 1 (EF1) TORNADO WITH PEAK WINDS NEAR 160 KM/H. THE DAMAGE WAS INTERMITTENT ALONG A PATH APPROXIMATELY 30 KILOMETRES LONG AND WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 600 METRES. UPDATE: Environment and Climate Change Canada sent a survey team to investigate damage in this area and concluded that it was the result of an Enhanced Fujita Scale 2 (EF2) tornado with peak winds near 180 km/h. The damage was intermittent along a path approximately 32 kilometres long and with a maximum width of 500 metres.

(2) Jun.13, 15:00 - EF0 - Norwich: tornado has been confirmed based on video evidence near Norwich around 3 pm on the same day. Minimal damage has been reported, thus it has been categorized as an EF-0.


(3) Aug.27, 20:05 - EF0 - north of Barrie: ONTARIO STORM PREDICTION CENTRE CONFIRMS A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AUGUST 27TH. THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF WEATHER EVENT INFORMATION RECEIVED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA. LOCATION: GUTHRIE TO ORO STATION AND POSSIBLY ACROSS LAKE SIMCOE EVENT DESCRIPTION: A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM SPAWNED A TORNADO AT 8:05 PM EDT JUST NORTH OF BARRIE YESTERDAY, AUGUST 27TH, WITH NUMEROUS EYE WITNESSES PROVIDING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS. THE TORNADO HAD A MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH OF 200 METRES AND A TRACK LENGTH ABOUT 5 KILOMETRES. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPED JUST EAST OF WASAGA BEACH AND TRACKED NORTH OF BARRIE, ACROSS LAKE SIMCOE AND TOWARDS LINDSAY. BASED ON THE DAMAGE SURVEY BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA THE TORNADO IS RATED AS AN UPPER END EF-0 WITH MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS OF 120 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. DAMAGE REPORTS ARE BEING COMPILED AND SOME OF THE REPORTS INCLUDE: TREE DAMAGE 20M TALL METAL COMMUNICATION TOWER BROKEN IN HALF DAMAGE TO SMALL STRUCTURES AND FENCES THIS REPORT WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

(4) Sep.25, ??:?? - EF1 - McGregor: 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.

(5) Sep.25, ??:?? - EF1 - Staples: 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.
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