9th tornado of season spotted in Barrie, Ontario
Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7:42 -
Environment Canada has confirmed that the ninth tornado of the season touched down northwest of Barrie, Ontario last week.
The tornado was rated an EF-0, the lowest on the Enhanced Fujita scale, with ground winds speeds of 90 km/h. It was spotted in Springwater last Friday afternoon as severe storms pushed through the area.
According to Environment Canada, the twister caused no significant damage.
On average, there are typically 12 confirmed tornadoes in Ontario during the twister season, which runs from late April to early October.