Trees thrown, forest flattened, decimated, as tornado tears across Goose Lake
In the early afternoon, at around 1:00pm on July 4, this tornado touched down to the south of Nechigona Lake, in Northwest Ontario. With a path that was up to 800m wide, it travelled to the east for 13km before lifting near Mamakwash Falls.
Along its path, Environment Canada noted entire swaths of forest levelled by the tornado. Through the heavy forest, all trees were uprooted, snapped and thrown.
The tornado crossed Goose Lake just south of Loon Haunt Outposts fishing camp, which was filled with visitors at the time, narrowly avoiding disaster. Fishermen on the lake captured photos of the supercell storm and large cone tornado as the camp was impacted by golf ball sized hail. The hail, as large as ‘handballs’ caused extensive damage to cabins.