Tornado over Lake Erie on Aug 26

NTP investigation has confirmed that a tornado occurred over Lake Erie near Turkey Point, ON on the afternoon of August 26. We received many reports with photos and video of the waterspout. Details are provided in the event summary below with maps.


Event Name: Lake Erie (Turkey Point, ON)

Date: August 26, 2023

Estimated Start Time: 4:00 PM EDT (2000 UTC) 

Final Classification: Tornado (Over Water)

Final EF-Scale Rating: EF0-Default 

Estimated tornado location: 42.68N, 80.27W

Description: Witnesses in a wide area around Turkey Point captured photos and video of a tornado over Lake Erie. No damage reported. Start time and location are estimated based on witness reports, and coordination with the International Centre for Waterspout Research.

Map showing the location of the observed waterespout over Lake Erie.

Map showing the proximity of the waterspout over Lake Erie to Turkey Point, ON.