This was not exactly a storm chase per se… but definitely an event worthy of an entry in the Storm Blog! Mike and I had arrived in the Serengeti the day prior and one of my first questions to our camp manager was are there some pretty good dust devils around here?; the answer had been occasionally, small ones. Read More
Tornadoes In Ontario
July 15th, 1995, I woke up in a storm. My dad snatched me from my bed. The lightning was constant, illuminating the stream of rain and debris that whipped the cottage, the howl so deafening that you couldn’t hear a single tree snap, though hundreds came down.
This was the tornado of my youth, one of six that touched down in the region that night. But this was not Kansas, Oklahoma or any other twister-plagued state of the American Plains; it was Ontario. The province sees twelve tornadoes touch down in an average year. Most are weak, some are tragic, each has a story.