Jul 06 2017
Ottertrack Lake, ON
Supercell crosses Quetico Provincial Park, spawns tornado that decimates forest
This tornado occurred at about 3:40pm, spawned by one of several powerful supercells that tracked across Northwestern Ontario on July 6. It touched down at Ottertrack Lake near the international border, west of Thunder Bay, and had a path that was 2km long and up to 100m wide. Along its path, the forest was decimated; according to Environment Canada, ‘most trees were flattened’. The damage path was located and the tornado was subsequently confirmed as the result of a reconnaissance flight that scouted the remote area for damage in the days following the storm.
— Dayna Vettese (@daynavettese) July 11, 2017