According to Environment Canada, a brief F0 tornado occurred near Orono Tuesday evening.
Based on testimonials and pictures of the funnel cloud, it appears the tornado touched down in a farmer's field near Clarington Concession Road 6 and Andrews Road northeast of the community.
Aside from a washed out road, no other damage or injuries have been reported.
Residents in the area however, caught the severe weather moving through.
"We saw a big black cloud and I said, 'Does that not look like rotation in the cloud?' We could see it coming in further and all of a sudden the dust picked up," said Stephen Maynard, a resident of Orono.
Rob Davis, a meteorologist at The Weather Network, says the phenomenon isn't uncommon.
"Lake breezes can sometimes pick up and spur into a tornado," he says. "They tend to be unpredictable, but on the weak side. We usually see a couple tornadoes in southern Ontario each year. Funnel clouds - rotating system that don't make contact with the ground - are also fairly common."
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