EF-2 Tornado confirmed in Uxbridge
The tornado had a maximum wind speed of 195 kilometres per hour
The Northern Tornadoes Project at Western University says an EF-2 tornado did touch down in Uxbridge at the weekend.
It swirled for more than four kilometres and was 260 metres wide with a maximum wind speed of 195 kilometres per hour.
The worst damage, it says, was to the roofs of two apartment buildings.
There is additional damage roughly in line with this tornado farther to the east of Uxbridge, and the length of the tornado may be extended after further analysis. The worst damage was to the roofs of two apartment buildings (one shown below). #ONStorm 2/2 pic.twitter.com/eVLuOhkQh2— Northern Tornadoes Project 🇨🇦 (@westernuNTP) May 24, 2022
Power remains out to 150 thousand homes and businesses affected by the storm from Sarnia to Ottawa.
An NTP storm survey team investigated damage in southern Ottawa following the May 21 derecho. Analysis of the data reveals that a particularly intense downburst, not a tornado, was responsible for the damage there, with maximum wind speeds reaching 190 km/h (EF2). #ONStorm 1/2 pic.twitter.com/qCfR4XaPn5— Northern Tornadoes Project 🇨🇦 (@westernuNTP) May 25, 2022
At least ten people died and three communities declared states of emergency after the storm.
feature image: Northern Tornadoes Project