Aug 29 tornado at Payne, ON

An NTP ground survey investigation has resulted in the confirmation of an EF0 tornado at Payne, ON from storms on Aug 29th.

Details in the event summary below.

Event Name: Payne, ON
Date: August 29, 2022 
Start Time: 6:50 PM EDT (2250 UTC) 
Final Classification: Tornado (Over Land)
Final EF-Scale Rating: EF0
EF-Scale Damage Indicator / Degree of Damage: SBO/DOD-4
Start of damage track: 42.8369N, 82.4393W
End of damage of track: 42.8380N, 82.3840W
Location of worst damage: 42.8371N, 82.4116W
Description: Damage to barns and trees in the Payne area was reported after a storm passed through. No injuries were reported. An NTP ground/drone survey was completed on September 1, 2022, where surveyors also found a narrow swath of crop damage along the track of reported structural and tree damage. Damage assessed as EF0 tornado, with an estimated max. wind speed of 125 km/h, track length of 4.58 km and max. path width of 250 m. Tornado motion was from the W (approx. 270 degrees). Start time is radar estimated. Satellite imagery review is pending.

Map of tornado path. Ground photos in blue, drone photos in orange.

Drone image of the narrow tornado path through crops.

Drone photo showing a barn that experienced SBO-DOD4 damage (LB).