Two confirmed tornadoes made landfall Thursday, possible third one Friday night
Tornado damage near Point Clark Ont. on Aug. 29, 2020. (Courtesy: Mike Nailor)
LONDON, ONT. -- Western University's Northern Tornadoes Project has confirmed two twisters in the region on Thursday and is working on a possible third one Friday night.
The first one was recorded near Mount Carmel at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. It was a category EF1 with 155 km/h winds, 100 metres wide and 7.1 km long.
A vortex/funnel cloud was observed in St. Thomas at 3:05 p.m. but it didn't touch down.
Ten minutes later, an EF1 tornado was reported near Union, 150 metres wide, 5.2 km long with 150 km/h winds.
The team is also looking into a possible tornado in the Point Clark and Huron-Kinloss Township area Friday evening.
Crews are on site assessing damage to the area.