Environment Canada Confirms Fifth Tornado in Ontario

In an official statement form Environment Canada, it was confirmed that a tornado did indeed touched down over the weekend just west of Kenilworth, Ont. The tornado was initially identified and reported to the weather service by a local storm chaser named Dave Patrick. A severe weather meteorologist at Environment Canada, Rob Kuhn, stated that “there have been no reports of damage from this tornado.” Referring to the rating system of tornadoes, it was explained that “it’s an EF-0, and probably the low end” and “it may have had wind gusts of 90 km/h. So far, no damage has been noted given where it touched down. “

Kuhn confirmed that the fifth tornado of the year in Ontario was originated at Kenilworth. Whereas, Patrick alleged that he saw, and filmed, the funnel cloud shaping near Arthur at around 8:12 p.m. ET on Saturday. Patrick, a native of Fergus, witnessed the wall cloud transforming into a funnel cloud, which later took the shape of a tornado that touched down briefly in a rural area. He reiterated that there was no heavy damage caused in the area, apart from blowing some leaves aloft.

Patrick mentioned that “the area I believed it touched down, I believe it was very densely wooded with a river running through it.” He added that “there was absolutely no way that I could get in to the area to check out … what kind of damage was in there.”

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