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A Tornado Was Just Confirmed In Ontario & It's Unusual For This Time Of Year

It had maximum wind speeds of 135 km/h!
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Tornadoes In Ontario: One Was Confirmed In Georgetown & It's Unusual For This Time Of Year

There have been quite a few tornadoes in Ontario this year and the latest one that was just confirmed happened unusually late.

A damage survey was done in Georgetown, a community in Halton Hills, by the Northern Tornadoes Project and it confirmed that a tornado happened on November 15.

In Ontario, tornadoes usually happen between May and September so having one touched down recently is pretty rare for this time of the year.

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EF1 rating of the tornado in Georgetown

This tornado happened at around 2:45 p.m. ET on November 15 in the northern part of Georgetown and has been rated as an EF1.

It had maximum wind speeds of 135 km/h, a length of 3.7 kilometres and a maximum width of 360 metres.

There was mainly tree damage done by this twister but some rooves were damaged as well.

According to the Northern Tornadoes Project, this is the province's 41st tornado of 2020 and Ontario usually sees an average of 12 a year.

So not only has this year had a really late twister but it's also been above-average for the number of tornadoes too.

    Lisa Belmonte
    Trending Senior Staff Writer
    Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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