The first few days of August were stormy across southern Ontario with severe weather spawning at least four tornadoes confirmed by Environment Canada.
On Sunday, thunderstorms with pounding rain moved across the province and a tornado touched down in Camden East, near Kingston, with maximum winds of 130 km/h (Enhanced Fujita scale-0 rating) tearing off roofs as well as bringing down trees and power lines onto buildings and vehicles.
A couple hours later, another twister was recorded in Oxford Mills, south of Ottawa, with maximum winds of 90 km/h (EF-0 rating).
Just a half hour afterwards, another tornado struck Kinmount, north of Peterborough, with maximum winds of 150 km/h (EF-1 rating).
Finally on Monday, a weak tornado causing some tree damage was reported in Mitchell, west of Kitchener, and an EF rating has not been assigned since it remains under investigation.
Snow falling in Washington, DC, USA, 15 Nov 2018 (Instagram)
A significant November snowstorm took meteorologists by surprise yesterday when more snow fell and for longer than originally forecast.
A Nor’easter moved up the U.S. Eastern Seaboard dropping 16 cm of snow on New York City which created commuter chaos with train delays and dozens of drivers trapped in their vehicles on treacherous highways.
While Washington, DC only picked up about 4 cm – the biggest November snowfall in three decades – it was to take road crews by surprise and some schools were closed.
The precipitation also included ice pellets and freezing rain with an eventual changeover to rain.
The storm also brought between 10 and 20 cm of snow across Southern Ontario with Toronto Pearson Airport picking up 11 cm.
Tree falls near school bus in Mississauga, Ontario, 04 May 2018 (Twitter/Peel Regional Police)
A rapidly deepening low pressure system created strong winds gusting to hurricane-strength across Southern Ontario and Southern Quebec on Friday knocking down trees and power lines causing massive outages.
Three people were killed by fallen trees and a school bus filled with children in Mississauga had a near miss.
Toronto Pearson Airport had a maximum wind gust of 119 km/h while Montreal Trudeau Airport recorded 117 km/h – both are the windiest days ever in May.
Winds were also powerful on Saturday in Greater Moncton with a wind gust of 100 km/h – the strongest since January.