Two more tornadoes confirmed in Tuesday's storms
This photo, taken from a distance, shows a barn, at left, that was damaged when a tornado touched down in Glenarm, Ont., Tuesday, May 21, 2013. (Lori Strong/MyBreakingNews)
Chris Kitching, CP24.com
Published Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:48AM EDT
An analysis of property damage inflicted by last Tuesday’s violent thunderstorms has confirmed two additional tornadoes, Environment Canada says.
At least three tornadoes touched down as the storms swept through southern Ontario, the national weather agency said Saturday.
The latest two to be confirmed were both EF-0 tornadoes, the weakest on the enhanced Fujita scale, which occurred near Barrie. No injuries were reported.
Of those two, the first uprooted or snapped about half a dozen trees and inflicted minor damage to the roof of a barn near the tiny community of Elmvale, located northwest of Barrie, at about 1:30 p.m.
Environment Canada said the peak winds were between 90 and 130 kilometres-per-hour, the length of the damage was 570 metres, and the maximum width was 50 metres.
About 30 minutes later, a tornado touched down north of Barrie near Dalston, where it uprooted or snapped 50 trees and damaged the cap of a farm silo, Environment Canada said.
The length of the damage was 4.5 kilometres and the maximum width was 500 metres.
Environment Canada previously confirmed an EF-2 tornado occurred in Glenarm in the Kawartha Lakes region, where a house and barn were damaged.
There have been four tornadoes this season, and Ontario normally has 12 in a season that runs between late April and early October, Environment Canada said.
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