Environment Canada Confirms Mildmay Tornado

A home near Mildmay is damaged by a storm after possible funnel clouds were spotted. Photo by Ryan Brandt.

Ontario has its first confirmed tornado of 2014

Environment Canada says a survey team was on site today to investigate wind damage from severe thunderstorms that roared across the Mildmay area late yesterday afternoon.

The team confirms that wind damage was likely caused by a low end F1 tornado with estimated wind speeds near 150 km/h.

The tornado caused a west to east damage path about 2 km long and up to 150 m wide close to Mildmay.

Northwest of Mildmay, the roof of a house on Concession 8 was ripped off, and there was damage to a barn. The Bross farm on Bruce Rd. 3 also lost a barn roof and several large trees.

Several trailers were damaged in a trailer park near Hutton Hills, west of Durham. Several large trees were snapped or uprooted, and one metal shed was destroyed.

A storm tracker in Perth County spotted “rotation” southeast of Listowel.  Dave Patrick reported that it was about 10 km southeast of Listowel, and it moved in a northeast direction.   He told us he could see rotation above the cloud base, and there was dust spin around at the bottom. There are no damage reports from Perth County.

Storm damage.

Storm damage.

A home near Mildmay is damaged by a storm after possible funnel clouds were spotted.  Photo by Ryan Brandt.

A home near Mildmay is damaged by a storm after possible funnel clouds were spotted. Photo by Ryan Brandt.

 

Storm damage from Tuesday's winds.  Photos by Ryan Brandt.

Storm damage from Tuesday’s winds. Photos by Ryan Brandt.

 

Debris from the roof in a nearby field.

Debris from the roof in a nearby field.