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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Tornado Touches Down in Ontario

On September 30, another tornado touched down in Ontario.

The Northern Tornadoes Project confirmed that a tornado touched down in the Strabane area of Hamilton.

The tornado struck around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The tornado was rated an EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale with maximum wind speeds up to 150 km/h, a path length of 700 m and a maximum width of 100 m.

Damage included an overturned truck, destruction of an outbuilding, a barn roof that was shifted and damaged and snapped trees.

There have been 30 tornadoes in Ontario so far this year.

"The Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP), founded in 2017 as a partnership between Western University and ImpactWX, aims to better detect tornado occurrence throughout Canada, improve severe and extreme weather prediction, mitigate against damage to people and property, and investigate future implications due to climate change."

Based on ECCC Data

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