But as far as last night's thunderstorm-producing weather is concerned in Ontario, Hamilton did not see a tornado.
The city did see some very active weather, but after an investigation, Environment Canada issued a statement that pointed out the absence of a tornado. However, Environment Canada did declare that damage in areas from Ancaster to Guelph was due to strong straight line winds caused by downbursts.
Areas stretching from Fergus to Hamilton saw an estimated 1,700 strikes of lightning per hour. Strong winds and torrential downpours were also a cause of substantial damage to property. Cases of power outages and fallen trees were reported due to the severe weather conditions.
There is likely a chance that the area will see more thunderstorm activity during the afternoon today. Winds, heavy downpour and hail will most likely constitute today's thunderstorms.