A fast and furious pair of storms swept through our region, with one, perhaps two tornadoes touching down in the region.
A pair of storms swept through our region, with one producing a #tornado https://bit.ly/2oe4YvF
Posted by Koolfmbarrie on Monday, August 27, 2018
Environment Canada’s Ryan Rozinskis told Rock 95 News there was a report of tornado shortly after 8:00 Monday evening in the Edgar/Hawkestone-area, and another possible touchdown in the area before the funnel cloud moved out over Lake Simcoe. He adds there were are reports of downed trees and power lines. Environment Canada Severe Weather Scientist Dr. David Sills tells us the tornado that touched down has been classified as an EF-0 over the minimal damage it caused.
Environment Canada is investigating reports a second tornado touched down east of Lake Simcoe late Monday evening, and would like to hear from anyone with pictures and video of the storm, or anyone who suffered damage to their property from it. Contact Environment Canada via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The two dangerous thunderstorms blew through our region after the dinner hour and swept through Barrie and across Lake Simcoe into the Kawartha Lakes area in the span of an hour.
There were no injuries reported immediately following the storms. Tornado warnings began ending in the Barrie area around 8:30, while those for Orillia and through Washago ended shortly after 9pm. A second tornado warning was issued for Orillia and area shortly before 10:00 Monday evening.