Tornado confirmed in Point Clark
A group of experts confirm that a massive storm ahead of the weekend did result in a tornado in Point Clark.
The Township of Huron-Kinloss reported significant property damage from Friday’s storm that swept across the region.
Investigators with Western University’s Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) visited the Point Clark area on Saturday to look at some of the damage left behind.
The team verified on Sunday an EF0 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 130 kilometres per hour made a 300 metre path in Point Clark on Friday around 10:15 p.m. The path’s width was 80 m.
The NTP team said the tornado came off of Lake Huron.
An EF0 is considered a weak tornado at the lower end of the Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale.
The @westernuNTP team has confirmed an EF0 tornado in Point Clark, ON, from Friday at 10:15 PM. Max wind speed 130 km/h, path length 300 m, path width 80 m. The tornado came off Lake Huron sending trees falling in multiple directions, some on top of houses (see images). #onstorm pic.twitter.com/xg1oY6usM1
— Northern Tornadoes Project (@westernuNTP) August 30, 2020