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Default 2005 Tornado & Thunderstorm Statistics

2005 Tornado Statistics
Ratings only given to confirmed tornados
F? = confirmed via photos/video, no E.C. confirmation., F# = confirmed by E.C.
Date,
Time
Time Location F-Rating Info
May.13
Rodney F0
Jun.05
Windsor F0
Jun.08
Stratford F0
Jun.13
Rockwood F0
Jun.14
? Kincardine/Walkerton area
"An opp cruser reported a funnel on highway 9 between Kincardine and walkerton, right before his cruser was picked up and thrown right off the road. OPP are on the sceen of a barn, multiple trees and hydro lines being broken and twisted to pieces. That is on sideroad 30 south of brant township. Now opp saying owner distinctively saw a tornado pick up his barn and rip it apart. 20-30 or more trees down and barn is on the road where it landed." [thanks John]
18:00 Lucan
Tornado touchdown reported by police.
18:00 Marshville (NE of Fergus)
Tornado reported.
20:30 Orrville (E. of Parry Sound) F0 Confirmed tornado. Power lines down, property damage.
20:45 Erin (NE of Guelph) F0
21:00 Brant Township F1-F2 Barn destroyed. Trees, power lines down.
21:00 Elmvale F? Tornado reported. Confirmed by photo.
Aug.09 ? Killarney / Sturgeon Falls
Tornado reported by OPP.
Aug.10 14:30 Saintfield F0 Approx. 3.8km path. "METAL SHINGLES TORN AND TWISTED OFF OF BARN ROOF. METAL AND WOOD DEBRIS THROWN HUNDREDS OF FEET ACROSS A ROAD AND DOWNWIND. A SMALL WOODEN SHED WITH PLASTIC TARP ROOF WAS DESTROYED."
Aug.19 12:50 - 13:20 Milverton to Conestogo Lake F2 DAMAGE PATH 25 KM LONG AND UP TO 1 KM WIDE, 28 FOOT MOTOR HOME CARRIED 50 FEET, numerous trees down, cottages damaged, barns destroyed
13:30 - 13:45 Salem to Bellwood Lake F2 1km wide, 10km path. Department of Works building severely damaged in Salem with roof caried .75km, barns/silo destroyed and tractors lifted. Numerous trees down, house severely damaged with roof lifted off, car rolled, damaged tractor trailer, livestock killed.
Sep.25 20:00 NE of Feversham F1 [the following summary from EC:] TORNADO (PEAK WINDS BETWEEN 120 AND 180 KM/H) MOVED THROUGH AN AREA JUST TO THE NORTHEAST OF FEVERSHAM WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 20 KM SOUTHWEST OF COLLINGWOOD. A LARGE BARN HAD ITS ROOF TOTALLY REMOVED AND THREE SMALLER BARNS OR SHEDS TOTALLY DESTROYED. ONE OF THESE SHEDS WAS CONSTRUCTED OF CINDER BLOCKS. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS RELATIVELY NARROW APPROXIMATELY BETWEEN 40 AND 80 METRES WIDE AND THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS LESS THAN 1 KILOMETRE IN LENGHT. ONE OF THE INDICATIONS THAT THE STORM WAS TORNADIC WAS THE TOTAL LACK OF DAMAGE DONE TO A FARM HOUSE NEAR THE BARN THAT LOST ITS ROOF AND RESULTED IN THE SCATTERING OF BARN DEBRIS IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS AROUND IT. SOME DEBRIS FROM THE BARN AND SHEDS WAS CARRIED HUNDREDS OF METRES FROM THEIR ORIGINAL LOCATION. SOME TREE DAMAGE WAS ALSO NOTED BUT WAS NOT EXTENSIVE. AN EYEWITNESS TO THE STORM MENTIONED THAT VERY HEAVY RAINS PRECEDED THE EVENT FOLLOWED BY WINDS WHICH SHOOK HIS HOME. THE WORST OF THE WIND WAS OVER IN SECONDS AND WHEN THE WITNESS LOOKED OFF TO THE NORTHEAST IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STORM HE BELIEVED HE SAW A FUNNEL CLOUD MOVING OFF. THIS WAS THE 12TH CONFIRMED TORNADO OF THE SEASON IN ONTARIO. ONTARIO NORMALLY GETS 14 TORNADOES EACH SUMMER DURING A PERIOD FROM LATE APRIL THROUGH TO EARLY OCTOBER.

Nov.9 16:00 Hamilton F1 AN INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SWEPT ACROSS NORTHERN ONTARIO YESTERDAY TRAILING AN EQUALLY INTENSE COLD FRONT THAT SWEPT ACROSS SOUTHERN ONTARIO. A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED JUST AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. ONE OF THE STORMS ALONG THIS LINE SPAWNED A BRIEF TORNADO OVER HAMILTON. AHEAD OF THE WARM FRONT THE OTTAWA VALLEY EXPERIENCED SEVERAL HOURS OF FREEZING RAIN. ENVIRONMENT CANADA IS NOW CONFIRMING THAT AN F1 TORNADO WITH WINDS OF 120 KM/H TO 170 KM/H DID OCCUR IN HAMILTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AROUND 4:00 PM. THE DAMAGE PATH EXTENDS ABOUT 8 TO 10 KM LONG AND ABOUT 150 METRES WIDE OVER AN AREA INCLUDING LAWFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THE OCCURRENCE OF A TORNADO THIS LATE IN THE YEAR IS VERY RARE IN ONTARIO WITH ONLY 2 OTHER SUCH RECORDINGS IN THE LAST 88 YEARS. THE OTHER TWO TORNADOES, BOTH F2 IN STRENGTH WITH WINDS OF 180 KM/H TO 250 KM/H, OCCURRED NORTH OF EXETER ON DECEMBER 12, 1946 AND SOUTHWEST OF LEAMINGTON ON NOVEMBER 29, 1919.
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TIME LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION
4:00 PM HAMILTON CONFIRMED F1 TORNADO
THE PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY SHOWS
A DAMAGE PATH 8-10 KM LONG
AND 150 METRES WIDE
EYE WITNESS REPORTS OF THE TORNADO
LARGE DUMPSTERS THROWN 25 METRES
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF LAWFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3 TO 4 HOMES WITH PARTS OF THEIR
ROOFS REMOVED
TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED
2005:
Thunderstorms by Month

Before only a colour was used to designate a severe thunderstorm warning, but many times a warning was issued accompanied by only a weak storm. So in previous years I've kept records it was hard to tell if the storm was in fact severe just by looking at the table. An "X" will be placed into the box for thunderstorms if a warning was issued by Environment Canada but no severe t-storm actually occurred, and a "T" into the box if a tornado warning was issued without a tornado actually occurring. Warnings are defined as "imminent (ie: they WILL occur) or already occurring". For notes about a storm or a storm watch/warning, a number "eg: 01" will be placed in the box - see the note for that number at the bottom of the table. Or see the table above for more info and links.
2005 Thunderstorm Activity (St. Catharines)
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2005 St. Catharines Thunderstorm Statistics
In the table below, click on the date if it's underlined for more info on that storm.
Dates will be red for storms with warnings, yellow for storms for which a watch was issued. The time will be coloured as to the actual intensity of the storm.
2005 Thunderstorm Activity
Date Time Cell Tops Description
May.29 12:45 30,000 Light thunder, light rain.
15:20 30,000 Light thunder, light rain. Nickel-sized hail reported covering ground near Fonthill @ 2pm.
May.30 14:50 30,000 Thunder, heavy rain.
Jun.09 23:45 45,000 Frequently lightning, no rain, light breezy winds.
Jun.10 04:45 45,000 Very close crackling & booming thunder, frequent lightning, heavy rain, light winds.
Jun.13 16:00 40,000 Remnants of hurricane Arlene moved through the area bringing brief heavy rain, and loud thunder / close lightning.
Jun.14 21:30 35,000 Lightning/thunder, light rains/wind. Severe t-storm watch. Severe t-storm warnings and tornado warnings in other areas.
Jun.15 00:30 35,000 Strong thunder/lightning. Rain heavy at times, gusty winds. Severe t-storm watch in effect.
15:30 35,000 Moderate gusty winds, moderate rain.
Jun.25 15:55 35,000 Moderate rain, rolling thunder except for a few FLASH-BANG! lightning/thunder crashes. 2nd cell that passed over brought some VERY close lightning and "canon thunder" as I call it.
Jul.03 22:30 35,000 Heavy rain, frequent lightning, moderate winds with gusts.
Jul.26 17:00 ? Intense lightning and heavy downpours and strong winds.
Aug.02 15:00 ? I was in the Falls when these storms occurred, but they seem to have been fairly strong - a suspected microburst caused a passenger jet in Toronto to crash land at Pearson Intl.
Aug.10 15:30 35,000 Moderate winds with gusts, light rain, moderate thunder, light visible lightning,
Aug.19 05:40 40,000 Weak t-storm. Light rain.
18:00 40,000 Light rain, rumbling thunder. No visible lightning, no wind.
Sep.08 09:30 35,000 Weak storm. Light rain, light thunder, no vis. lightning.
Sep.22 20:00 30,000 Light rain, weak lightning/thunder (except for one HUGE flash-boom)
Sep.25 20:30 35,000 Moderate lightning/thunder, heavy rain at times, moderate winds.
Oct.19 12:00 ? Thunder, light rain.
Nov.06 09:30 35,000 Lots of thunder, minimal visible lightning. Moderate rain, light winds.
Nov.09 10:00 40,000 Frequent thunder/lightning. Moderate rain, light winds.
Storm Deaths of 2005: 1
Month,Day Location Description
Aug.09 Killarney Man killed by lightning strike.
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