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Thursday August 25th, 2016

Posted at 6:45pm

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Environment Canada damage survey teams have completed a preliminary investigation in yesterday’s tornado in Windsor and LaSalle.

Officials a different tornado hit each area instead of one single tornado.

First, a supercell thunderstorm developed rapidly around 7:06pm over the Detroit River to the west of LaSalle, according to Environment Canada and produced a tornado.

“An Environment Canada and Western University damage survey team has concluded that the tornado that affected LaSalle was an Enhanced Fujita Scale 1 (EF1) tornado with peak winds between 135 and 175 km/h,” officials said in a statement. “The maximum width of damage was 250 to 300 metres and the length of the track was 2 kilometres.”

The second tornado formed in the vicinity of E.C. Row Expressway and Central Avenue shortly after, according to officials.

“Another Environment Canada and Western University damage survey team has rated this tornado as a high-end Enhanced Fujita Scale 2 (EF2) tornado with peak winds between 200 and 220 km/h. The maximum width of this tornado was 200 metres and the length of the track was 8 kilometers.

The two tornadoes on Wednesday were Ontario’s 6th and 7th tornadoes of the year. Environment Canada says they confirm an average of twelve tornadoes each year in Ontario.

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