Two tornadoes reported in southern Ontario

James Marshall
June 14, 2020

After confirmation from Environment Canda, the sites of the damage caused by two twisters were then investigated by researchers from the Western University-based Northern Tornadoes Project.

A possible tornado was caught on camera Wednesday night near Belmont, Ont.

Peter Kimbell, a warning preparedness meteorologist with the national weather agency, said it's too early to confirm whether they were actual tornadoes.

Prior to the warning, Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell posted a video on Twitter just after 8:30 p.m. of what appeared to be a tornado on the south side of Belmont, near London. That tornado is believed to be the weaker of the two.

In August 1979, tornadoes ripped through Woodstock and Oxford County, leaving two dead, more than 130 injured and thousands homeless.

A severe thunderstorm had prompted Environment Canada to issue the warning, which lasted about seven minutes.

The region has been under a heat warning since Tuesday, but that is set to end Wednesday night as the storm accompanied by a cold front will produce temperatures to drop to 15 C.

"We were watching these storms develop over MI and slowly they were inching closer to Ontario".

"We were sitting in a very soupy air mass already".

The exact strength and category of the tornadoes is not immediately clear, Cheng said.

"Usually at least a few tornadoes occur every year in Southwestern Ontario".

"It does require time to assess the damage". Courtesy: Connell Miller/Northern Tornadoes Project.

"We're out here to trying to make sure we detect tornadoes and get as much information as we can on them".

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