Tornado confirmed to have hit Thornbury, Ont., during Friday storm

Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down in Thornbury, Ont., during Friday’s storm through Western University’s Northern Tornadoes Project. The tornado followed a path through the town before it entered into Georgian Bay. According to a weather summary issued by Environment Canada, the tornado damaged a tree, a power pole and a street lamp.…

Mini-tornado rips through Frankton

A “mini-tornado” tore through the Queenstown suburb of Frankton overnight, ripping roofing off homes and sheds, blowing in windows, damaging fences and bringing down trees and branches. Alta Pl resident Hudson Turnbull said a neighbour saw the mini-tornado come off Lake Wakatipu about 1.45am. Three homes near the corner of Robertson St and Remarkables Cres…

‘A very active and devastating year’: Tennessee had 35 tornadoes in 2020, NWS says

Tennessee saw 35 tornadoes touch down in 2020, according to a preliminary report from the National Weather Service released Tuesday. “2020 has been a very active and devastating year for tornadoes throughout Tennessee,” the report said. “These tornadoes combined have killed 28 people, injured hundreds more, and caused billions of dollars in damage.” The two…

Surprise tornado hits South Carolina beach

A surprise tornado briefly touched down on a beach in South Carolina scattering beachgoers and leaving debris in its wake. Forecasters from the National Weather Service (NWS) reportedly confirmed an EF-0 tornado with 75-mph winds hit Myrtle Beach on the Atlantic coast on Friday. The Myrtle Beach Fire Department reported that “the tornado touched down…

Tornadoes brought 75 mph winds; details released about storms spawned by Sally

The three tornadoes spawned by Tropical Depression Sally last week didn’t last long and didn’t cover a lot of ground, according to National Weather Service storm data. The National Weather Service data also shows the EF-0 tornadoes didn’t cause much damage, except to trees. The first tornado started at 9:49 a.m. last Thursday near Interstate…

NWS confirms at least 4 tornadoes occurred in the Midlands during Thursday’s storms

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – Officials with the National Weather Service have confirmed at least four tornadoes took place in the Midlands on Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, two of the tornadoes happened in Calhoun County. One touched down near St. Matthews while another formed in the far eastern part of the county. One…