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Calabogie Confirmed a Third Tornado from Friday by Environment Canada

Calabogie Confirmed a Third Tornado from Friday by Environment Canada

Third tornado confirmed from Friday's storms by Environment Canada. Our thoughts remain with those affected by this storm and the many who were injured.

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Northwestern Ontario: Tornado Risk Included in Environment Canada's Forecast Map for Northwestern Ontario Today (Sun, Sept 16th, 2018)

Northwestern Ontario: Tornado Risk Included in Environment Canada's Forecast Map for Northwestern Ontario Today (Sun, Sept 16th, 2018)

For those wondering, these "prototype" maps are not yet available on ECCC's website. However, they will become operational soon and shared directly on their site. These forecasts and maps are issued by the same Environment Canada Meteorologists that issues all Watches and Warnings for Ontario.

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Environment Canada Confirms 5km Tornado Path from Guthrie to Oro Last Night

Environment Canada Confirms 5km Tornado Path from Guthrie to Oro Last Night

Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado from last night that had a 5km path and was 200 metres at its widest point from Guthrie to Oro last night. 

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Q: "This storm is really severe! There's a ton of lightning on it! Why isn't it alerted?"

Q: "This storm is really severe! There's a ton of lightning on it! Why isn't it alerted?"

We often get questions similar to this:

"This storm is really severe! There's a ton of lightning on it! Why isn't it alerted?"

Just to clarify, as dangerous as lightning is, it alone doesn't classify a storm as "severe".

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Tornado Likely Touched Down in Western New Brunswick Yesterday says the National Weather Service in the U.S.

Tornado Likely Touched Down in Western New Brunswick Yesterday says the National Weather Service in the U.S.

The National Weather Service office in Caribou, Maine posted the radar animation below of a visible debris signature co-located with the strong rotation in western New Brunswick near Napadogan yesterday.

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Remembering the Woodstock, Ontario F4 Tornadoes - August 7th, 1979

Remembering the Woodstock, Ontario F4 Tornadoes - August 7th, 1979

August 7, 1979 is a date that is forever etched in my mind as the day I was introduced to severe weather. It was extremely hot and humid, and storms were initiated by a cold front slicing through the region. As the storms collided with the breezes off the Great Lakes, conditions were perfect for tornadoes to spin up.

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