TORONTO – Environment Canada has confirmed that the tenth tornado of the season has occurred in Ontario.
WATCH: Tornado in Ottawa
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Around 5 p.m. on July 29, a funnel was reported near the Blair Road area of Ottawa. The storm moved across the Pine View Golf course, creating some tree damage along a 100-metre-wide track.
An investigation team was dispatched to the area on Tuesday and, using video evidence as well as damage evidence from the storm, they determined that the tornado was an EF0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. Wind speeds reached between 90 and 100 km/h.
The Enhanced Fujita Scale measures the strength of tornadoes and ranges from the weakest, EF0, to the strongest, EF5.
On average, Ontario experiences about 12 reported tornadoes each season.
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