Weather: Tornado alert! Canada, too, is vulnerable

About 100 tornadoes a year strike Canada – mostly in southern Ontario and the Prairies. Fortunately, today’s improved forecasting is giving those in their path precious minutes to take shelter


This past winter, North Americans had another reminder of how destructive and terrifying some weather events can be.

On Feb. 5, a massive, humid air mass from the Gulf of Mexico worked its way up the southeast of the United States, only to run head on into another air mass – this one cold and dry – working its way south-eastward through the central American plains.

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