Supercell passed Bourget, Ont., Environment Canada confirms

By CBC News Ottawa, July 24, 2018

Environment Canada has confirmed that a supercell passed over the eastern Ontario village of Bourget on Monday night.

Meteorologist Peter Kimbell examined an image of a large cloud hovering above church spires in Bourget — about 50 kilometres east of Ottawa — and then analyzed Doppler radar to determine the storm system's velocity and to categorize it.

"It's a pretty good, classic photograph of a wall cloud… the rotating part of a supercell thunderstorm," he said. "It's a fairly classic image of one. We don't see these that often, certainly not in eastern Ontario."

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