The Aug. 20 tornadoes that struck south-central Ontario were a reminder of the weaknesses in our weather warning system and the need for more resources within the atrophied budget of the Canadian weather service
by HENRY HENGEVELD
Severe thunderstorms are a normal part of Ontario summer weather. They usually bring strong winds, intense rainfall, and lots of lightning and thunder. In the middle of such a storm, it can get scary at times, but it’s also fascinating to watch!
Every once in a while – thankfully, not very often – these storms also generate tornadoes. This summer, Thursday, Aug. 20, was one of those times.