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Weather expert explains the 1946 Windsor tornado

A tornado is the stuff of nightmares. Amid heavy rain and hail, huge thunderclouds roll in and the skies turn greenish-black. And then a rope-like funnel cloud punches down, smashing everything in its path. Tornadoes can be the most violent storms on earth, and Canada averages 80 of them each year. From scientists and storm chasers obsessed with their destructive power to the victims left in a twister's wake, we look at Canada's deadliest tornadoes of the past century.

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Eyewitnesses and a meteorologist describe a major tornado in southwestern Ontario, and how it formed.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC News Roundup
Broadcast Date: June 25, 1946
Guest(s): Jim Cunningham, W.E. Turnbull
Host: Larry Henderson
Reporter: Jack MacLaren
Duration: 4:56

Last updated: December 12, 2012

Page consulted on November 6, 2014

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