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Environment Canada confirms second tornado of the season in Ontario

Following a line of severe storms that swept through Ontario on Tuesday, Environment Canada has confirmed that an EF2 tornado that occurred in Glenarm, 12 kms west of Fenelon Falls.

A roof  that was ripped off a house during that storm is consistent with a low EF2 tornado with wind speeds between 180 and 200 km/h.

Environment Canada is continuing to survey the damage in order to ascertain the length and width of the tornado.

Severe thunderstorm warnings and watches were issued for much of southern and eastern Ontario in the afternoon as storms that started in southwestern Ontario moved northeast.

There were also tornado reports south of Bobcaygeon near Ennismore.

Read: Severe weather is on the horizon: ‘Keep an eye on the sky’

“The damage we’re seeing is consistent with the line of severe storms that went through there yesterday,” said Geoff Coulson of Environment Canada.

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A second line of storms formed in the late afternoon and swept through Ontario near rush hour. Some areas in the GTA reported pea-sized hail and heavy downpours.

Environment Canada is forecasting more thunderstorms for southern Ontario on Wednesday and advising that some of them could become severe.

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