How far do tornadoes usually travel and from what direction?
Considering all tornadoes, the average path length is 10.6 km. That increases to 23.9 km for strong to violent tornadoes (EF/F2 to EF/F5). The average path direction is 260⁰ (from the west). If you took the paths of all tornadoes that occurred in Canada from 1980 to 2009 and added them up, the total path length would be 3,058.2 km (roughly the driving distance from Ottawa, ON to Saskatoon, SK!) (all data drawn from analysis of the ECCC 30-year database).