The wicked weather that blew across our region on Friday afternoon produced a tornado that downed trees and power lines.
The Northern Tornadoes Project, co-created by Western University, confirmed the tornado struck Friday afternoon, since classified as an EF0 tornado, the weakest on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
Some photos of the damage from the Oct 23rd tornado in Thornbury, ON. Note that the power pole had a streetlight attached to it. Four healthy conifers were snapped on the adjacent property. #onstorm pic.twitter.com/PZOPuds0Ow— Northern Tornadoes Project (@westernuNTP) October 26, 2020
It is estimated the twister had a maximum wind speed of 130km/h and downed several trees within Thornbury. The tornado also damaged some hydro lines and street lamps as it followed a path through town before entering Georgian Bay.
There were no reports of any injuries.
Feature image courtesy Northern Tornado Project via Twitter