Environment Canada Confirms Ontario Tornado

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Ontario Storm Prediction Centre has confirmed that a tornado touched down on August 27th. 

The location was Guthrie to Oro Station and possibly across Lake Simcoe. 

In a statement released by Environment Canada, they said that a severe thunderstorm spawned a tornado at 8:05 PM EDT just north of Barrie yesterday, August 27th, with numerous eye witnesses providing photos and videos.

The tornado had a maximum path width of 200 metres and a track length about 5 kilometres. The severe thunderstorm developed just east of Wasaga beach and tracked north of Barrie, across Lake Simcoe and towards Lindsay.

Based on the damage survey by Environment Canada the tornado is rated as an upper end EF-0 with maximum wind speeds of 120 km/h.

Damage reported included tree damage, 20 m tall metal communication tower broken in half, and there was some damage to small structures and fences.

There were additional storm last evening north of Lake Ontario.

Based on ECCC Data

The Team

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