Rare late-season tornado confirmed in Ontario, Canada

Rare late-season tornado confirmed in Ontario, Canada

A rare late-season EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 135 km/h (84 mph) hit Ontario, Canada, on November 15, 2020-- the province's 41st tornado of the year. Twisters commonly occur in the region from May to September, so having one touched down recently is considered rare for this time of the year.

After a damage survey, the Northern Tornadoes Project confirmed on November 21 that a tornado cut a path through the community of Georgetown at 19:45 UTC (14:45 LT) on November 15, mainly causing damage to trees and roofs. No injuries were reported.

It had maximum winds of 135 km/h (84 mph), a length of 3.7 km (2.3 miles), and a maximum width of 360 m (1 181 feet).

Photos of the aftermath showed many torn trees and branches scattered on the ground.

The tornado has been classified as an EF-1 and is confirmed to be Ontario's 41st this year.

Ontario usually sees an average of 12 tornadoes per year. Tornadoes in Ontario usually forme between May and September, making the recent tornado a rare one.

Featured image credit: @pollenatrix/Twitter


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