As the peak of storm season officially hit the prairies, thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes are all possible these summer months. In Canada, tornadoes happen each year and some areas are impacted more than others. In areas like Ontario and Quebec, they see a fair share of tornadoes, but the Prairie provinces are often the bull’s eye.
For provinces like Saskatchewan and Alberta, experiencing 14 to 18 tornadoes is considered normal. This year alone storm chasers have seen EF-1 and EF-2 tornadoes in Alberta. For most people these ratings do not mean much so they explain it in the article.
Francis Lavigne-Theriault, a man who surveys damage for Northern Tornadoes Project out of Western University said “We’re trying to build Canada’s true tornado climatology and we’re trying to do the same with hail, … And eventually we’re going to hopefully do the same thing with all kinds of severe weather hazards for sure.”
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