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Old 09-09-2016, 09:39 AM
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Default 8th Tornado of the Season Confirmed (EF0)

An EF0 landspout tornado briefly touched down about 20km north of New Liskeard way back on August 30th.

Weather summary
for Ontario and the National Capital Region
issued by Environment Canada
at 4:28 p.m. EDT Thursday 8 September 2016.


8th tornado of the season in Ontario

Between approximately 3:30 and 4:30 PM on Tuesday, August 30th about
20 kilometres north of New Liskeard, a number of eyewitnesses saw a
well-developed funnel cloud and managed to capture images and videos
of the phenomenon. One of the eyewitnesses mentioned that the funnel
cloud was briefly in contact with the surface. While tornadoes can
occur having a funnel cloud only partly reaching to the surface,
when a well-developed funnel cloud clearly extends to the surface it
is evidence that tornadic winds are occurring there. There were no
reports of damage in the area from this event. As such, it has been
rated as an Enhanced Fujita Scale 0 (EF0) tornado with peak winds
estimated to be near 90 km/h. EF0 is the lowest rating on the
Enhanced Fujita Scale which goes from 0 (weakest) to 5 (strongest).

This type of tornado is called a landspout. Landspout tornadoes are
generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak
thunderstorms. Landspout tornadoes do not tend to last very long and
do not tend to produce significant damage.

The summer severe weather season normally runs from late April until
early October. Environment Canada reports an average of 12 tornadoes
each year in Ontario.

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

Markham, ON
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