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Tornado in Vaughan

Just north of Accordion City is Vaughan, and they got a tornado earlier this evening:

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One of those passed about a kilometer from my house, right down the route my wife and I usually take home. For whatever reason, we didn’t go that way yesterday.

Also, I don’t care what the politicians and scientists have to say, this is further proof that there is climate change afoot, global warming most likely. When in the hell would you have three tornadoes in an hour up here? That’s more suited to the Tornado Alley in the U.S.

You do realise that Canada is second only to the United States as the favourite touchdown spot of tornadoes (roughly 70-80 per year—NRCan‘s stats say 70, EnvCan‘s stats say 80)?

And that of the ten worst Canadian tornadoes, Ontario can lay claim to four? (See here and scroll down for “Canada’s Worst Tornadoes”).

Although our true “Tornado Alley” lies along an axis from Sarnia to London, Toronto happens to be right on the edge of an area that gets 2.5 to 4.9 tornadoes (per 10,000 km2) every year. So they are not exactly scarce to this part of Ontario.

As the NRCan site says:
Overall, a third of the tornadoes occur in Ontario, and most of these are in the extreme southern part of the province. This region is also more likely to receive tornadoes of high intensity. In fact, of nine tornadoes of F4 strength recorded in Canada, seven were in southern Ontario and two were in western Canada. (However, these last two tornadoes were the worst Canada has ever known).

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