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.
Here are the details:
"Weather summary for Ontario and the National Capital Region issued by Environment Canada at 5:19 p.m. EDT Monday 24 September 2018.
Environment and Climate Change Canada confirms three tornadoes and two downbursts in Eastern Ontario on Friday, September 21. These were from severe thunderstorms associated with a strong cold front.
A severe thunderstorm produced a downburst in Calabogie near 4:15 pm Friday. A tornado then developed over Calabogie and tracked to White Lake. Several houses have roof damage and many trees were snapped and uprooted. Winds associated with this downburst and EF-1 tornado are estimated to be up to 175 km/h.
The same severe thunderstorm then produced a second tornado that tracked from 10 km west of Kinburn across Dunrobin and Gatineau between 4:40 pm and 5:20 pm. This tornado damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, overturned vehicles and snapped many trees and hydro poles. There were also reports of multiple injuries including several people that were critically injured. Preliminary assessment of the damage indicates that this was a high end EF-3 tornado with wind speeds up to 265 km/h.
Another severe thunderstorm produced a tornado which tracked from the Arlington Woods to Greenboro areas in Ottawa near 6:00 pm. This tornado significantly damaged buildings and snapped many trees and hydro poles. Preliminary assessment of the damage indicates that this was a high end EF-2 tornado with wind speeds up to 220 km/h.
Yet another area of damage from a severe thunderstorm was investigated at Sharbot Lake. A downburst with maximum winds of about 110 km/h knocked down many trees in the area.
Staff from Environment and Climate Change Canada, along with Western University continue to survey and assess the damage to determine the exact track of these tornadoes.
Any reports of damage can be sent to Environment and Climate Change Canada by emailing ONStorm@canada.ca or tweeting reports using #onstorm.
Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report.
- Adam S.