August 7, 2014 3:15 pm
Updated: August 7, 2014 3:16 pm

Ontario records its 13th tornado of the season

This tornado was captured in southern Ontario by storm chaser Dave Patrick in 2013.

File/Dave Patrick/

TORONTO – Environment Canada has confirmed Ontario’s thirteenth tornado of the season.

The tornado occurred Tuesday over northwestern Ontario, in the Grassy Narrows First Nation.

READ MORE: Four more tornadoes confirmed in Ontario

Story continues below

Environment Canada investigators were sent to the scene to conduct a damage survey. After looking at photographic evidence and speaking with eyewitnesses, as well as examining radar imagery, the weather agency confirmed that a weak tornado did indeed strike part of Grassy Narrows.

The roof of one home was damaged.

The tornado was rated as an EF0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale which ranges from the weakest (EF0) to the strongest (EF5).

On average, 12 tornadoes are reported each year across the province.

To get real-time weather for your area, download the Global News Skytracker weather app.

© 2014 Shaw Media

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.