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Two tornadoes confirmed from strong Quebec storms

Wednesday, October 20th 2021, 8:24 pm - The two twisters did some tree and structural damage, but no injuries have been reported.

Late-season thunderstorms produced two confirmed tornadoes in Quebec on Saturday, according to investigators.

While initially a single twister was believed to have been generated by the storms, researchers with the Western University-based Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) announced Wednesday that there were actually two that day.

One occurred at around 4:30 p.m. in Sainte-Seraphine, leaving some tree and structural damage behind it along a track around 3.7 kilometres long. The NTP estimates the estimated maximum width of 125 km/h, EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

tornado sainte seraphine quebec

The other tornado occurred in Cowansville, around 3:25 p.m., again identified using tree and structural damage along a track of around 1.9 kilometres.

That tornado was also assessed as an EF-0, with maximum winds of 125 km/h.

tornado cowansville quebec

No injuries were reported from either tornado.

Though tornadoes typically occur from thunderstorms during the summer month, any thunderstorm is capable of producing a tornado provided the right conditions are meant.

So far, the NTP reports around 15 confirmed tornadoes for the province of Quebec in 2021 so far.

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