First Canadian Tornado of 2016 is a Record Setter
Environment Canada says the first Canadian tornado of 2016 touched down earlier this week in southwestern Ontario. The twister snapped trees and left damaged barns and grain bins in its wake near Mount Forest, Ontario. A trail of destruction that earned it tornado status, Environment Canada said. The national weather agency said the tornado’s path on Wednesday was more than 3.5 kilometers long and 200 meters wide.
It’s the earliest tornado ever recorded in Ontario, Environment Canada says. It said the tornado’s winds were estimated at 170 kilometers an hour. No injuries were reported.