We do have confirmation, there were at least two funnels last night, one by work, one by Eastlake and Walbridge road, they did not touch down, but the one at the Penninsula did touch down, officially an F0 tornado
Tornado confirmed as cause of damage at Presque Isle (Updated: 4:27 p.m.)
The National Weather Service in Cleveland has determined that a tornado was responsible for strong winds that toppled dozens of trees and knocked down power lines Sunday evening at Presque Isle State Park.
The storm, which rated as zero on the zero-to-five Fujita intensity scale, hit Presque Isle at about 7:36 p.m., producing winds of 80 to 85 mph, according to a statement from the Weather Service.
That determination was announced this afternoon after a Weather Service employee from Cleveland visited Erie today.
He determined that the tornado touched down in an area measuring 75 yards by 250 yards.
Trees toppled outside that area likely were knocked down by straight-line winds, the Weather Service determined.
The park, which was left without power today, is expected to reopen between 10 a.m. and noon Tuesday.
Park officials said that any events planned to begin before 10 a.m. Tuesday will be canceled.