Tornado touches down in NW Ontario

Funnel cloud at airport Dryden, ON, 16 Aug 2011 (courtesy Facebook)

Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down in Northwestern Ontario yesterday after reports of funnel clouds in several communities.

A tornado was spotted near Dryden Airport at 4:30 p.m. (pictured above) and northwest of the Sioux Lookout Airport at 5:40 p.m.

The tornado track was reportedly about 80 kilometres long over a remote area.

No structural damage or injuries have been reported.

Tornado warnings were issued across Northwestern Ontario yesterday as severe weather swept through the region.