Damaging tornado touches down in southern Ontario, Canada

Damaging tornado touches down in southern Ontario, Canada

A tornado caused major damage in southern Ontario on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. According to Environment Canada, the twister was spawned by a low-pressure system that brought a prolonged period of heavy rain, with very high rainfall accumulations in many areas of the province.

In a weather summary issued by the department on Wednesday, June 23, it was confirmed that the tornado occurred around 19:00 UTC (15:00 LT) at Sturgeon Lake, which tracked north through Sturgeon Point and possibly north beyond this. 

The twister, which lasted for about three to four minutes, caused major damage on a boathouse along the shoreline, but no injuries were reported.

"Information regarding a track and a rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale will be forthcoming later when more information is gathered and analysis can be done in consultation with the Northern Tornadoes Project," Environment Canada wrote.

Featured image credit: Madison Kozak


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