For those that saw a twirling wind funnel over the weekend, it’s been confirmed that it was a tornado that hit Vancouver.
Environment Canada has estimated that a tornado with wind speeds up to 110 km/hour had passed over the University of British Columbia on Saturday, November 6.
While the rating of EF0 was provided, making it a low-grade tornado, there was visible damage that resulted from the Vancouver tornado.
The storm was reported initially over the Strait of Georgia and west of the Vancouver International Airport. This was at about 5:00 p.m. From there it was seen by many residents and people commuting sweeping over the UBC campus.
Although no one was hurt, the weather office did put out a watch. Buses, pedestrians and cyclists were detoured from a main road that had to be cleared of fallen trees and debris on Monday morning.
Here’s a Closer Look
— Prairie Storm Chasers (@PrairieChasers) November 7, 2021
— Karrie “Get Vaxxed” McC (@karriesoo) November 7, 2021
— amin adibi (@aminadibi) November 9, 2021
Scenes from my Sunday long run around #UBC the morning after an ultra-rare tornado touched down on campus.
— Elizabeth Samuels (@elizsamuels) November 7, 2021
This has been another one of those strange weather phenomenons that Western B.C. has been seeing.
First heat domes and weather bombs, then rainbows, and now a tornado. We wonder what could be next…
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