Jul 06 2017

Ottertrack Lake, ON

EF2 Tornado

Supercell crosses Quetico Provincial Park, spawns tornado that decimates forest

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Date
July 6
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Location
Ottertrack Lake, ON
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Rating
EF2
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Damage Estimate
Unavailable
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Injuries
0
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Deaths
0

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.

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