New Lowell & Edenvale, ON (DONE)

Cone tornado touches down, tears apart farms on 12.6km long path west of Barrie

The F1 tornado from New Lowell to Edenvale, Ontario. This tornado formed near New Lowell at 5:30pm and tracked for 12.6km to Edenvale, west of Barrie. Its path was narrow, only 70m wide, and was through a sparsely-populated area, passing mostly over open fields and agricultural land. However, the tornado did strike two area farms and at each it removed the roofs from the farm houses, ripped off siding and left windows shattered. It also damaged trees and crops, collapsed a farm shed, knocked over irrigation equipment and moved a heavy farm trailer over 100 metres.

The tornado was formidable in appearance with witness photographs showing a tapered stovepipe, fully condensed to the ground and a plume of debris swirling at its base. It was a perfect column, dark and ominous, something more familiar to the plains of Kansas or Oklahoma.

This was one of nineteen tornadoes that struck Southern and Central Ontario on August 20. The others: