We've been watching this early cold blast coming in for a while and first posted about it back on Monday
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Of course Canada has had many (although rare) F4 tornadoes in our history. However, Alonsa, Manitoba has now become the first ever "EF-4" tornado under the new "Enhanced Fujita" classification in Canadian history.
As many Europeans shoveled their way out of the recent wintry weather caused by the storm nicknamed ‘The Beast from the East”, many residents found themselves stumbling upon an almost apocalyptic scene along the English coast.