Tornado leaves 31km path of damage in Southern Kawartha Lakes
This tornado was the third and final one to be produced by the “southern supercell” on May 31. It touched down about 7km SSW of Lindsay felling a 200m wide swath of trees as it churned ENE toward the Scugog River.
East of the river, it crossed over Highway 35 where it demolished two barns and threw their metal roofs to the east and cut through another wooded area uprooting trees. At Hillhead Corners, the tornado destroyed a log barn, damaged another, and removed the top of a silo on one farm just south of the small hamlet.
Continuing just south of and parrallel to Highway 7, it unroofed another barn about 1km west of Reaboro. Skirting the village to the south, the potent tornado instead sliced through an area of trees but also hit another property where a truck camper was turned upside down.
About 3km ENE of Reaboro, other rural properties were struck, including a farm where a barn was destroyed, and another nearby on which a number of barns and outbuildings were twisted and stripped of their roofs.
At the south end of Pigeon Lake, tree damage occurred along the north and east sides of Cowans Bay, especially in Emily Provincial Park where damage was extensive.
The tornado persisted ENE for approximately 7km over mainly open areas where it crossed into Peterborough County. It then began to weaken somewhat and ultimately lifted off south of Youngstown on Lake Chemong.