May 23, 2014 11:54 am

Second tornado of the Ontario storm season confirmed

A tornado outside of Arthur, Ont. on Aug. 7, 2013.

David T. Chapman

TORONTO – In another illustration that summer-like weather is back, a second tornado in Ontario has been confirmed by Environment Canada.

The first tornado was confirmed last week in Mildmay. This tornado, which occurred around 5:50 p.m. southest of Listowel, was an EF0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

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The Enhanced Fujita Scale measures the intensity of tornadoes. EF0 is the weakest, with winds between 105 and 135 km/h; EF5 is the strongest with winds over 320 km/h.

The tornado tracked south of Conestogo Lake Conservation Area, and was eight kilometres long, causing little damage.

Each tornado season, which runs from late April until early October, Ontario verifies 12 tornadoes.

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