Here’s something you don’t see every day!
One Saanich resident was baking cookies when she looked up and spotted her neighbour’s trampoline flying past her window.
Erin Fletcher was startled when she realized that her neighbourhood was the point of landing for what experts call a “weak, short-lived EF0 tornado”.
The funnel cloud carried her neighbour’s trampoline into the air, over and past several houses on McBriar Avenue.
“There was also a sign that travelled over half a kilometre, landing in my backyard,” said Fletcher in an email to Victoria Buzz.
After viewing the video, Environment Canada concluded that a weak tornado had indeed made a landing in the region at 12:18 p.m.
According to the agency, the “unsettled conditions” that created the tornado and periods of heavy showers in the region are expected to clear out later this afternoon.
Take a look:
A doorbell camera captures footage of a rare short-lived tornado in North Saanich today! At one point, a trampoline can be seen thrown into the air by strong winds.
— Victoria Buzz (@victoriabuzzes) May 21, 2020
Video submitted by Erin Fletcher pic.twitter.com/U2s8bOwI8M
— Victoria Buzz (@victoriabuzzes) May 22, 2020