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In Weather History ...

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

On June 22nd, 2007, Canada's first ever F5 tornado touched down in Elie, Manitoba.

On June 22nd, 2007, Canadian weather history was made after an F5 tornado touched down in Elie, Manitoba.

No one was injured, but damage was extensive.

The tornado was originally rated as an F4 on the Fujita scale but eventually was upgraded to an F5 as evidence of the damage proved that winds were in excess of 400km/h.

The Elie tornado was the first to be confirmed as an F5 in Canada, making it the most powerful tornado to touch down in the country's history.

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