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Thursday storms produced 'probable' EF-0 tornado

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 1:45 pm - The tornado is the second in Ontario so far this season.

The strong storms that rolled through southern Ontario on Thursday produced at least one tornado.

Sources at Environment Canada told The Weather Network a storm in the Aberfoyle area, somewhat north of Hamilton, produced a 'probable' tornado, possibly rated EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with winds in the 105–137 km/h range, the lowest on the scale. The determination was made based on a storm chaser's video of the event.

"There was no evidence of damage in the surrounding area but satellite will be surveyed to see if there was damage in the field it was in," Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter said Saturday morning.

ON Tornado

Thursday's tornado is the second of the year for southern Ontario, and the sixth so far in 2019 Canada-wide. Ontario's annual average is 12 or 13 tornadoes per year.

Those storms turned violent in other parts of the province, with some damage reported, though EC says an overturned crane in the Aberfoyle area was likely not associated with the aforementioned tornado.

At least one funnel cloud was also spotted on Thursday, though there is currently no evidence that it touched down to cause any damage.

WATCH BELOW: FUNNEL CLOUD SWIRLS CLOSE TO THE GROUND IN ONTARIO

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