Friday, October 10, 2014

Ontario Confirms 19th Tornado in Sheffield

Environment Canada has confirmed that a storm that hit a community southeast of Cambridge, Ont. on Monday night was the province's 19th tornado.

The storm hit the community of Sheffield, on the edge of the City of Hamilton, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday.

Soon after the storm passed, Environment Canada received reports of siding and shingle damage to homes.

A set of bleachers at the Sheffield ballpark was carried a short distance in the air, the weather agency said in a statement.

"The damage path itself seems to be relatively narrow. It's sort of a focused area of damage," meteorologist Geoff Coulson told CTV Kitchener after the storm.

On Wednesday afternoon, Environment Canada confirmed that the damage was indicative of a tornado, with a damage track of approximately 150 metres wide and 1.5 kilometres long. The small tornado was rated at 1 out of 5 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, or EF1.

The latest storm brings Ontario's tornado count to 19 this year.


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