Rare ‘downburst’ that wiped out swathes of N.W.T. forest last summer could be harbinger of future storms – CBC

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Rare ‘downburst’ that wiped out swathes of N.W.T. forest last summer could be harbinger of future storms – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2022102 Views

Jan 26, 2022

Trees went down like ‘matchsticks’ in intense storm with winds up to 190 km/h, scientist says

Jessica Jumbo, her two young children and her niece had their hands up on her sliding doors watching a storm roll in.

“The winds got so strong we could feel the door pushing inwards,” said Jumbo, who has lived in Sambaa K’e, N.W.T., her whole life and is the environment and lands coordinator for the Sambaa K’e First Nation.

She said there was some extreme lightning before the storm hit, and so much rain, it looked like a wall.

“It was just nonstop flashes and the winds started picking up really quick,” she explained.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-downburst-flattened-trees-sambaa-k-e-1.6327845

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