Column-shaped tornado touches down at Big Trout Lake damaging forest
Being one of the most northern observed tornadoes in Ontario, this rare one was spotted and reported by meteorological staff at the Big Trout Lake airport. A little after 6:30pm while observing thunderstorm clouds building to the northwest, they noticed a funnel cloud emerging under the base of the storm. About 30km west of the airport the funnel quickly became a beautiful column as it neared far west end of the lake. As the tornado was being reported over telecommunications, it left an 800m scar through the woods before emerging at the shore. Shortly thereafter, it dissipated as the supercell began weakened over the lake.