Footage of tornado in Lower Mainland caught on camera (VIDEOS)

Sep 18 2018, 10:30 pm

Environment Canada has confirmed that a small tornado touched down in the Lower Mainland over the weekend, and one resident captured what it looked like.

Instagram user Jenny Reilander posted a video that shows a twisting grey cloud developing over Hayward Lake in Mission on Sunday, September 16. Turn the sound on to hear the sound of trees snapping.

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Reilander told Daily Hive that she, her husband, and their three kids were out for a walk when they spotted the unusual sight in the sky.

 

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“[It was] just a small tornado but still exciting to see. And usual for Mission,” she said.

According to Environment Canada, the Fraser Valley Tornado is classified as an EF0 — which has wind speeds ranging from 90 to 130 km/h.

Officials also shared that the last reported tornadoes in the Lower Mainland took place over 25 years ago.

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A list of all registered tornadoes in the province (ECCC BC/Twitter)

In March of 1991, an F0 tornado hit Pitt Meadows. Before that, another F0 took place in Coquitlam during May of 1988.

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