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Date / Time / Location / EF-Rating / Info
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(1) May.13 / 17:15 / near Mildmay / EF1 / THE TORNADO CAUSED A WEST TO EAST DAMAGE PATH ABOUT 2 KILOMETRES LONG WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 150 METRES CLOSE TO THE COMMUNITY OF MILDMAY. ONE WELL BUILT HOUSE SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WITH PART OF A NEW ROOF REMOVED, A COUPLE WINDOWS BLOWN OUT, AND SOME SIDING REMOVED. 2 BARNS IN THE AREA WERE ALSO DAMAGED, ALONG WITH TREES AND HYDRO POLES.

(2)
May.13 / 17:50 / SE of Listowel / EF0 /
SPOTTED BY CANWARN VOLUNTEER STORM SPOTTERS AT AROUND 5:50 PM TO THE SOUTHEAST OF LISTOWEL AND TO THE SOUTH OF THE CONESTOGO LAKE CONSERVATION AREA. THE TORNADO TRACK WAS APPROXIMATELY 8 KILOMETRES LONG AND NO APPRECIABLE DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG THIS TRACK. DUE TO THE FACT THAT NO APPRECIABLE DAMAGE OCCURRED, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RATED AS AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE ZERO (EF0) TORNADO WITH WINDS BETWEEN 90 AND 130 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

(3)
Jun.17 / 17:20 / Angus to Barrie / EF2 /
A COLD FRONT SPAWNED A NUMBER OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY ACROSS SOUTHERN ONTARIO. BASED UPON VIDEO EVIDENCE, A TORNADO WAS OBSERVED IN ANGUS NEAR 5:20 PM TUESDAY. THIS TORNADO TRACKED EAST FROM ANGUS TO THE MAPLEVIEW DRIVE AREA SOUTH OF KEMPENFELT BAY IN BARRIE BY ABOUT 5:35 PM, BASED ON WEATHER RADAR INFORMATION. A DAMAGE SURVEYOR WAS ON SITE TUESDAY EVENING, AND PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES SUGGEST THE WORST DAMAGE WAS LOW END EF-2 DAMAGE IN ANGUS, WITH ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS OF NEAR 180 KM/H. SURVEY TEAMS HAVE RETURNED TO THE DAMAGE TRACK FROM ANGUS TO BARRIE TODAY TO FURTHER ASSESS THE NATURE AND SEVERITY OF THE DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THE TORNADO AND OTHER WINDS. Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ1aB45zsj4

(4)
Jun.17 / 17:30 / Stroud / EF1 /
BETWEEN BARRIE AND INNISFIL. IT IS TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE TRACK OF THE ANGUS TORNADO ALREADY CONFIRMED FROM THAT DAY. SURVEY TEAMS HAVE RATED THIS TORNADO AS A HIGH-END ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE 1 (EF1) EVENT WITH MAXIMUM WINDS BETWEEN 155 AND 175 KM/H. THE TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF 750 METRES AND A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 300 METRES. 12 METRE BY 15 METRE DRIVE SHED PICKED UP AND TOSSED 70 METRES ONTO A FARMHOUSE A NUMBER OF MATURE TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF OR UPROOTED.

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Jun.24 / 15:30 / New Tecomseth / EF1 /
FIFTH TORNADO OF THE SEASON CONFIRMED FROM JUNE 24 STORMS. A CLUSTER OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED TUESDAY AFTERNOON AHEAD OF OF A COLD FRONT. A TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED FROM THIS EVENT. IT OCCURRED IN THE NEW TECUMSETH AREA EAST OF TOTTENHAM AROUND 3:30 PM. SURVEY TEAMS HAVE RATED THIS TORNADO AS A ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE 1 (EF1) EVENT WITH MAXIMUM WINDS BETWEEN 135 AND 175 KM/H. PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION SUGGESTS THAT THE TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF AT LEAST 10 KILOMETRES. FURTHER INVESTIGATION WILL BE CONDUCTED TODAY. THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF DAMAGE INFORMATION RELATED TO THE TORNADO.
LOCATION EVENT
NEW TECUMSETH HOUSE WITH GARAGE AND ROOF DAMAGE.
NEW TECUMSETH TREES DAMAGED
NEW TECUMSETH DEBRIS TOSSED, RIDING STABLE DAMAGED

(6)
Jun.24 / 15:30 / Laurel Station / EF1 /
SIXTH TORNADO OF THE SEASON CONFIRMED FROM JUNE 24 STORMS. A COLD FRONT SPAWNED A NUMBER OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS SOUTHERN ONTARIO. A SECOND TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED FROM THIS EVENT. IT OCCURRED IN THE LAUREL STATION AREA (NORTHWEST OF ORANGEVILLE). THIS TORNADO OCCURRED AROUND 3:30 PM. SURVEY TEAMS HAVE RATED THIS TORNADO AS AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE 1 (EF1) EVENT WITH MAXIMUM WINDS BETWEEN 135 AND 175 KM/H. A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION SUGGESTS THAT THE TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF ABOUT 7 KM AND PATH WIDTH WAS ABOUT 150M WIDE. THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF DAMAGE INFORMATION RELATED TO THE LAUREL STATION TORNADO.
LOCATION EVENT
LAUREL STATION 16,000 POUND RV MOVED 8 FEET
LAUREL STATION ROOF DAMAGE TO HOUSE
LAUREL STATION SECOND HOUSE WITH SOME EXTERIOR WALLS
SHIFTED FROM FOUNDATION
LAUREL STATION NUMEROUS DOWNED TREES

(7)
Jun.30 / 12:45 / Bear Lake / EF0 /
SEVENTH TORNADO OF THE SEASON CONFIRMED IN ONTARIO FROM STORMS ON JUNE 30. A SERIES OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVED TO THE EAST OF GEORGIAN BAY ON MONDAY JUNE 30. BASED ON VIDEO EVIDENCE, AT APPROXIMATELY 12:45 PM EDT, ONE OF THESE STORMS PRODUCED A TORNADO OVER BEAR LAKE AND NEARBY SHORE AREAS. BEAR LAKE IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 30 KILOMETRES TO THE NORTHWEST OF HUNTSVILLE. ONLY ISOLATED DAMAGE TO TREES HAS BEEN REPORTED SO THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RATED AS AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE ZERO (EF0) TORNADO WITH PEAK WINDS BETWEEN 90 AND 130 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. Video:

(8) Jul.7 / 16:00 / Norwich/ EF0 / PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE WAS PROVIDED TO ENVIRONMENT CANADA INDICATING THAT ONE OF THESE STORMS PRODUCED A BRIEF TORNADO NEAR THE NORWICH AREA TO THE SOUTH OF WOODSTOCK AT AROUND 4 PM EDT. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE FROM THIS TORNADO AND SO IT HAS BEEN RATED AS AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE ZERO (EF0) EVENT WITH WINDS OF AT LEAST 90 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. (9) Jul.15 / 20:00 / Lake Nipissing / EF0 / BASED ON PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE, THE FIRST CELL GENERATED A WATERSPOUT OVER EASTERN LAKE NIPISSING. A TORNADO OVER A BODY OF WATER IS KNOWN AS A WATERSPOUT. WATERSPOUTS WHICH FORM IN ASSOCIATION WITH THUNDERSTORMS OVER SMALLER BODIES OF WATER ARE INCLUDED IN THE TORNADO DATABASE. HOWEVER, WATERSPOUTS THAT OCCUR OVER THE GREAT LAKES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE DATABASE UNLESS THEY COME ASHORE.

(10) Jul.15 / 20:00 / North Bay area / EF0 / BASED ON VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE, THE SECOND CELL GENERATED A BRIEF TORNADO JUST TO THE SOUTH OF NORTH BAY AIRPORT. NEITHER EVENT PRODUCED ANY NOTABLE IMPACTS AND SO BOTH HAVE BEEN RATED AS EF0 EVENTS WITH WINDS OF AT LEAST 90 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

(11)
Jul.26 / 18:30 / Grand Bend / EF1 /
BETWEEN 6 AND 7 PM EDT SUNDAY EVENING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM MOVED OVER THE AREA A FEW KILOMETRES TO THE SOUTH OF GRAND BEND. AN ENVIRONMENT CANADA STORM INVESTIGATION TEAM HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE THUNDERSTORM GENERATED AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE ONE (EF1) TORNADO WITH PEAK WINDS BETWEEN 155 AND 175 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE RUNS FROM ZERO (WEAKEST) TO 5 (STRONGEST). THE STORM INVESTIGATORS FOUND A NUMBER OF TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED OFF AND DAMAGE TO SOME HYDRO POLES AS WELL ALONG THE DAMAGE TRACK. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A REPORT OF ONE SERIOUS INJURY DUE TO A FALLEN TREE AT THE NORTH END OF PINERY PROVINCIAL PARK ALONG THE DAMAGE PATH. THE TRACK OF THE DAMAGE WAS 500 METRES AT ITS WIDEST AND THE LENGTH OF THE DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT 5 KILOMETRES

(12) Jul.27 / 18:30 / Millbank / EF0 / AT AROUND 6:30 PM ON SUNDAY JULY 27 NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF MILLBANK (ABOUT 30 KILOMETRES NORTHWEST OF KITCHENER), A NUMBER OF WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD. ONE OF THE SPOTTER REPORTS INDICATED THE PRESENCE OF SWIRLING DUST AND DEBRIS BENEATH THE FUNNEL CLOUD. THE PRESENCE OF THE SWIRLING DEBRIS INDICATES THAT, AT LEAST BRIEFLY, THIS WAS A TORNADO. NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED IN THE AREA AFTER THE SIGHTING AND SO IT HAS BEEN RATED AN EF0 TORNADO WITH WINDS OF AT LEAST 90 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

(13) Aug.5 / ??:?? / Grassy Narrows First Nations Reserve / EF0 / No more information.

(14)
Aug.19 / 18:30 / Windsor / EF0 /
Occurred in the City of Windsor to the east of Huron-church road near Grand Marais road west. The width of the damage track was about 150 metres and the length of damage was Around 1.5 kilometres. This type of narrow damage track is consistent with that of a tornado. Along the track a number of trees were snapped or lost large branches. In addition a gazebo was destroyed and some homes lost shingles as well. This type of damage is consistent with an enhanced Fujita scale zero (ef zero) tornado with winds between 90 and 130 kilometres per hour.

(15) Aug.19 / 18:30 / NE of Harrow / EF0 / The second event occurred at roughly the same time to the northeast of harrow. A barn on a farm property had part of its roof removed along with other damage. The damage on this farm property was very localized with the debris being scattered in different directions. This is also consistent with damage done by an enhanced Fujita scale zero (ef zero) tornado.

(16) Aug.20 / 18:30 / Erin / EF0 / ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS CONTINUED TO INVESTIGATE THE OCCURRENCE OF A POSSIBLE TORNADO IN THE ERIN AREA OF WELLINGTON COUNTY AROUND 6:30 P.M. EDT ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20. BASED ON THE VIDEO EVIDENCE AVAILABLE THERE IS SUFFICIENT JUSTIFICATION TO BELIEVE THAT THIS WAS LIKELY A WEAK AND SHORT-LIVED TORNADO. NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED IN THE AREA AND SO THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RATED AS AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE ZERO (EFZERO) TORNADO WITH WINDS OF AT LEAST 90 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

(17) Sep.5 / 18:45 / Udney / EF1 / HAVING WIND SPEEDS IN THE RANGE OF 110 TO 130 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. JUST EAST OF ORILLIA IN THE TOWN OF UDNEY, A BARN, CLUBHOUSE AND DRIVE SHED WERE ALL DESTROYED. ASSESSMENT OF THE DAMAGE IN UDNEY REVEALED THAT IT WAS CAUSED BY AN EF1 TORNADO.

(18) Sep.5 / 14:00 / Christian Island / EF0 / [snip]...THERE WAS ALSO DAMAGE FROM A STORM EARLIER THAT DAY ON CHRISTIAN ISLAND, NORTHWEST OF MIDLAND. DISCUSSION WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF BEAUSOLEIL FIRST NATION HAS LED ENVIRONMENT CANADA TO BELIEVE THAT A TORNADO IMPACTED THE ISLAND AROUND 2 PM. THE TORNADO IS BEING RATED AS AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE ZERO (EFZERO) TORNADO WITH WINDS OF AT LEAST 90 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

(19) Oct.6 / 22:30 / Sheffield / EF1 / THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY MOVED THROUGH THE SHEFFIELD AREA, ABOUT 10 KM TO THE SOUTHEAST OF CAMBRIDGE, AROUND 10:30 P.M. MONDAY EVENING. ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS INVESTIGATED REPORTS OF DAMAGE IN THIS AREA AND CONCLUDED THAT THE DAMAGE WAS INDICATIVE OF A TORNADO, WITH A DAMAGE TRACK OF ABOUT 150 METRES WIDE AND 1.5 KILOMETRES LONG. DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO WAS SELECTIVE AND INCLUDED: SIDING AND SHINGLE DAMAGE TO HOMES, DOWNED TREES AND BRANCHES, SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A CAMPER TRAILER, A SET OF ALUMINUM BLEACHERS AT A LOCAL BALLPARK BEING CARRIED A SHORT DISTANCE IN THE AIR, AS WELL AS A STEEL STORAGE CONTAINER AND SOME HORSE TRAILERS BEING SHIFTED A FEW METRES. THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH A LOW END ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE ONE (EF1) TORNADO, WITH PEAK WIND SPEEDS OF ABOUT 150 KILOMETRES PER HOUR
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