Ontario's 8th tornado of the season confirmed. Here's where
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6:10 PM - Environment Canada has confirmed Ontario's eighth tornado of the season.
Between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 30 about 20 km north of New Liskeard in northeastern Ontario, multiple eyewitnesses managed to capture photos and video of a well-developed funnel cloud, according to the weather agency.
"One of the eyewitnesses mentioned that the funnel cloud was briefly in contact with the surface," says EC. "While tornadoes can occur having a funnel cloud only partly reaching to the surface, when a well-developed funnel cloud clearly extends to the surface, it is evidence that tornadic winds are occurring there."
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There were no reports of damage and because of this, the weather agency has given an EF-0 rating to this twister, with peak winds estimated to be near 90 km/h.
"EF0 is the lowest rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which goes from 0 (weakest) to 5 (strongest)," EC adds.
This tornado has been classified as a landspout as it was generated by weak rotation. Landspout tornadoes do not last very long and they do not tend to produce significant damage.
The province sees an average of 12 twisters per year with the summer severe weather season running from late April to early October.
Ontario's sixth and seventh tornadoes of the season were confirmed in LaSalle and the Windsor area on Aug. 24.
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