The Great Lakes witnessed the first outbreak of waterspouts in the 2020 season, when on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, for the fifth day in a row, dozens of tornadoes were reported over the lakes.
Many tornadoes have been seen over Lakes Michigan, Erie and Ontario.
Ontario is a province in eastern-central Canada that borders the United States and the Great Lakes.
Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg said the overall atmospheric picture over Ontario over the past few days has caused tornadoes to flare up.
“The colder temperatures at the top, combined with the warm temperatures in the lake, have created an unstable atmosphere, conducive to the formation of waterspouts.”