Photogenic landspout tornado touches down in town, causes minor damage to homes
The EF0 tornado at Delaware, Ontario. This tornado touched down briefly at 12:30pm, with a path that was just 50m in length and 10m wide. It struck the small community of Delaware, southwest of London, causing minor damage to four homes and properties. Two houses had siding ripped off and one had a railing broken and blown around. In addition, a play set was picked up and thrown several metres from one property to the next, and a path was carved through a nearby field of corn.
The tornado was a landspout that formed beneath the rapidly developing updraft of a thunderstorm on the Lake Erie lake breeze convergence zone. Initially it had the appearance of a truncated cone, then became elongated as it stretched and snaked toward the ground. Several area residents were witness to the event, their photos and videos showing a slender, white rope tornado condensing almost fully to the ground. It touched down briefly in the town, lofting a light whirl of debris, before dissipating as quickly as it had appeared.
Ontario’s fourth #tornado of the season confirmed in Delaware, SW of Londonhttps://t.co/m6h9XW8JRO : Dee Fraser pic.twitter.com/YL8G190FWu
— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) August 12, 2016
Environment Canada investigating possible tornado near Delaware https://t.co/bGnnnhZOhQ
— Chris Campbell (@CCampbellCTV) August 11, 2016
Reports of a possible funnel cloud SW of London this afternoon. Did you see it? Some weak rotation shown #onstorm pic.twitter.com/pCJop6hk74
— Kelly Sonnenburg (@kellysonnenburg) August 11, 2016
This is the scene after yesterday’s EF 0 tornado in Delaware, ON. No injuries were reported @weathernetwork #onstorm pic.twitter.com/wrsR0qgrr9
— Nitish Bissonauth (@NBissonauth) August 12, 2016
Damage consistent with EF-0 in Delaware tornado #onstorm pic.twitter.com/XnAell2oJl
— Gregory Alan Kopp (@gregoryalankopp) August 11, 2016
Funnel cloud spotted on 402 southwest of London near Mt Brydges. Did you see it? #ONstorm : Sherry Johnson-Peckhttps://t.co/uU27GI0zLF
— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) August 11, 2016