About NTP

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The Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) is a partnership between Western University and ImpactWX that aims to better detect tornado occurrence throughout Canada, improve severe and extreme weather prediction, mitigate against damage to people and property and investigate future implications due to climate change.

Western University also collaborates with Environment and Climate Change Canada, the University of Manitoba, and several international universities on this Project.

NTP has a commitment to saving lives, mitigating loss and strengthening understanding of historic, recent and future severe storm activity. The project actively works to develop new methods and tools to inform the field of severe storms research, and utilizes satellite, surveillance planes, drones and on-the-ground observation to capture and analyze tornado events and their damage.

Constantly striving to be a community endeavour, NTP believes it will take the efforts of the full severe weather community of scientists, storm enthusiasts and media outlets to ensure the project’s success across the country.

NTP began as a unique way to track tornadoes in Northern Ontario in 2017, expanded Ontario-wide in 2018, and Canada-wide in 2019. It is the most comprehensive Tornadoes analysis ever undertaken in Canada and seeks to have a national and international impact.

The NTP Report for 2018/2019 can be found here.