Several news outlets are now reporting that a tornado may have actually touched down in the Quebec town of Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan in the Lanaudière region yesterday.
Much of Southern Quebec was met with severe thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and evening yesterday when conditions were perfect for escalating into a tornado.
Video below shows the dynamic and swiftly changing clouds as the storm became to take form. You can also see a radar image that highlights the storm as it was passing through Montreal. Temperatures dropped drastically, though unfortunately, that didn't last.
Strong #thunderstorms are sweeping across S QC right now and temps are dropping quickly....for now. #Montreal… https://t.co/4Q1nDkskfm— Lori Graham (@Lori Graham) 1562885520.0
While the temperatures tempered out momentarily, it remained muggy and hot in Montreal after the storm hit. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 27 today, according to The Weather Network.
Several news teams were on the scene around Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan after extensive damage was seen across the town. Photos below show the extent of that damage.
Tornade à Saint-Roch de l'achigan. #Tornade #Quebec #Orage #météo https://t.co/STwjqfhKyp— Noticia (@Noticia) 1562892245.0
An upended trailer at the Horizon camp ground in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan where Environment Canada officials are say… https://t.co/EyIu4OYqJK— Phil Carpenter (@Phil Carpenter) 1562932657.0
Still, as mentioned above, we can be grateful that for now, it seems no one was injured, despite countless trees and other massive structures having been torn to the ground.
When incidents like this happen Environment Canada is quickly also on the scene to assess the damage and define the kind of weather that occurred.
L'heure est au nettoyage à Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan https://t.co/DsE0Yj5lf0 https://t.co/IpCEMgKOXD— TVA nouvelles (@TVA nouvelles) 1562934599.0
Trailers flipped over in Lanaudière as fierce storm knocks out power across southern Quebec https://t.co/GlwZaGeEtm https://t.co/7sIWasRkAB— Klaus Bower (@Klaus Bower) 1562924680.0
Trailers flipped over in Lanaudière as fierce storm knocks out power across southern Quebec https://t.co/5QNFDfFTEj https://t.co/adG1yOOxjf— Times of News Europe (@Times of News Europe) 1562904985.0
As for right now, it seems the Environment Canada teams are still determining what exactly went down in Lanaudiere last night, as there is currently no weather summary listed for Quebec on the Weather Summaries page.
We will, of course, update you if and when and significant summaries are released.