Rare tornado hits Ontario, leaving ‘catastrophic’ damage, Canada

Rare tornado hits Ontario, leaving ‘catastrophic’ damage, Canada

A rare tornado tore through the city of Barrie, Ontario, Canada around 14:30 LT on July 15, 2021, leaving what officials described as 'catastrophic' damage. At least 11 people were injured. Environment Canada said the tornado received a preliminary rating of…

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…

Damaging tornado touches down in southern Ontario, Canada

Damaging tornado touches down in southern Ontario, Canada

A tornado caused major damage in southern Ontario on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. According to Environment Canada, the twister was spawned by a low-pressure system that brought a prolonged period of heavy rain, with very high rainfall accumulations in many areas of the…

Two damaging tornadoes rip through southwestern Ontario, Canada

Two damaging tornadoes rip through southwestern Ontario, Canada

Two tornadoes touched down and caused significant damage in southwestern Ontario on Wednesday night, June 10, 2020. Environment Canada confirmed the first one in Glencoe, which struck around 23:20 UTC (19:20 LT) with winds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph). The second…

Arctic blast smashes temperature records across Ontario, Canada

Arctic blast smashes temperature records across Ontario, Canada

An Arctic airmass affecting much of the US has made its way across Canada, with Toronto, Hamilton, and Ottawa airports smashing low temperature records as old as 1905. Ottawa residents woke up to the coldest November 13 in the city's history. The temperature…

Reports confirm damage from Ontario’s 9th tornado of the year, Canada

Reports confirm damage from Ontario’s 9th tornado of the year, Canada

Environment Canada has confirmed the damages from a tornado and storm combo that hit Ontario on September 11, 2019. The twister was the 9th to hit the province this year. The strong whirlwind was given an initial rating of EF-1 and had maximum winds of 140 km/h (87…

Whiteout conditions cause 4 multi-vehicle pileups in Ontario, Canada

Whiteout conditions cause 4 multi-vehicle pileups in Ontario, Canada

Whiteout conditions on Highway 400 between Highway 89 and Mapleview Drive near Barrie, Ontario caused a major multi-vehicle pileup around 10:00 local time on February 25, 2019. The highway was reopened several hours after the crash and only minor injuries have been…

Extreme cold warnings cover almost all of Ontario and Quebec, Canada

Extreme cold warnings cover almost all of Ontario and Quebec, Canada

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is forcing authorities to keep extreme cold warnings active over almost entire Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such…

Ice storm wreaks havoc across Toronto area, Ontario

Ice storm wreaks havoc across Toronto area, Ontario

A powerful ice storm brought freezing rain and ice pellets to much of southern Ontario on April 14 – 15, causing power outages, fallen trees, flooding and an ‘almost unprecedented’ over 1600 collisions on slippery Toronto-area roads. Ontario Provincial…