2 tornadoes hit Windsor-Essex area Tuesday, Environment Canada confirms
The province has seen 15 tornadoes so far this year
Two tornadoes touched down Tuesday evening in the Windsor-Essex area, Environment Canada has confirmed.
The first tornado touched down in Windsor, east of Huron-Church Road near Grand Marais Road West Tuesday around 6:30 p.m.
A number of trees lost branches, a gazebo was destroyed and some shingles were ripped off roofs of nearby homes.
The second tornado occurred at around the same time near Harrow. Damage from this tornado was very localized on the farm property where a barn had some of its roof removed.
Both tornadoes were F-0 on the scale, meaning they had winds over 90 km/h, according to Trudie Kidd, operational meteorologist with Environment Canada.
The tornado that touched down in Windsor had a longer path whereas the one in Harrow, Ont., was more concentrated, Kidd added.
Environment Canada is continuing to investigate the possibility of tornadoes from storms that occurred on Wednesday evening.
Ontario has been hit with a total of 15 tornadoes so far this year. According to the weather agency the province usually confirms about 12 tornadoes per year, which typically run between April and October.