The team conducted 409 investigations, thanks in part to reports from everyday Canadians.
Tornado and extreme weather experts Greg Kopp and Dave Sills took part in a webcast on May 21, 2020 to discuss the upcoming tornado season and how to best detect tornado occurrence throughout Canada.
Two campgrounds in ruins. Houses lifted and shifted on their foundations. Thousands of trees felled as if by a giant meteorological axe.
All told, as many as 15 tornadoes swept through northern Saskatchewan and Alberta during the Canada Day weekend, new findings from Western’s Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) suggest.
No longer will important information about severe storms across the country – information that could save countless lives – be simply gone with the wind.
David Sills still remembers the smells and sounds of that mercurial evening in July 1980.