2016 Tornado Statistics
(1) Mar 16, 2016,15:30 - EF1 - NW of Mount Forest: An EF1 tornado has been confirmed 7 kilometres northeast of Clifford. It occurred around 3:30 P.M. EDT Wednesday afternoon, and was about 3.5 kilometres long and up to 200 metres wide. Three bolted-down grain bins were ripped off of their cement bases and blown up to 200 metres away. The corner of a barn was also severely damaged. A number of mature trees were snapped off or blown over. The wind was estimated at 170 kilometres per hour.
(2) Jul.1, 2016 - EF0 - Buckhorn Lake: Video evidence has confirmed Ontario's second tornado of the year over Buckhorn Lake with no significant damage associated. It has been rated as an EF0 tornado. The Investigation managed to analyze several other areas and received many eyewitness accounts. For the area from Sunderland to Lindsay several downed tree branches ranging in size were found. Damage was also reported at the Canadian Tire in Lindsay. Damage found in the area from Sunderland to just east of Lindsay was indicative of straight line wind damage. Wind speeds were estimated as ranging from 70 km/h to 85 km/h with isolated wind gusts at or slightly higher than 90 km/h. Video at this thread: http://www.ontariostorms.com/showthr...=6909#post6909
(3) Jul.1, 2016 - EF0 - Swift Rapids: A more recent investigation has centered on funnel cloud reports received near Swift Rapids, southwest of Gravenhurst. Eyewitnesses report seeing a funnel cloud in the area at approximately 3:30 PM on July 1st and there was video evidence. The on-site investigation confirmed a narrow damage path about 30 metres wide, along the lakeshore. This permits Environment Canada to confirm the third tornado of the season in Ontario, which is being ranked as a EF-0 (Enhanced Fujita Scale zero) tornado, with estimated winds less than 120 kilometres per hour.
(4) Aug.11, 2016 - EF0 - Delaware: At 12:30 p.m. EDT Thursday afternoon an Enhanced Fujita Scale Zero tornado occurred in Delaware, 10 kilometres southwest of London. This is the weakest rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. A damage survey team of engineers from Western University found that four properties were affected. Some siding was removed from two houses, a glass railing was broken and blown around the corner of a house, a play structure was moved from one yard to another with the trees between untouched, and a swirling pattern was observed in a cornfield. Peak winds were estimated at 90 kilometres per hour. The damage path was approximately 50 metres long and 10 metres wide.
(5) Aug.13, 2016 - EF1 - southeast Lake Simcoe: A survey team confirmed a tornado near the southeast shore of Lake Simcoe. Based on the damage to some buildings and trees, winds were estimated at 150 to 175 km/h, rated EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. The same team has seen the damage in Ashburn to the north of Whitby and is still finalizing its conclusions but suggests it is a possible tornado. A conclusion will be forthcoming. Summary of Storm Damage for Saturday 13 August 2016: Sunset Beach to Port Bolster on the southeast shore of Lake Simcoe - A confirmed tornado (and spotted at 12:50 P.M.) blew over a boat shelter near Riverview Beach. Some other buildings and trees were damaged from Sunset Beach to Port Bolster.
(6) Aug.24, 2016 - EF1 - LaSalle (near Windsor): Two tornadoes struck Essex County Wednesday evening. At around 7:06
PM on Wednesday, a supercell thunderstorm developed rapidly over the Detroit River to the west of LaSalle. An Environment Canada and Western University damage survey team has concluded that the tornado that affected LaSalle was an Enhanced Fujita Scale 1 (EF1) tornado with peak winds between 135 and 175 km/h. The maximum width of damage was 250 to 300 metres and the length of the track was 2 kilometres. Videos here: http://www.ontariostorms.com/showthread.php?t=1407
(7) Aug.24, 2016 - EF2 - Windsor: Soon after the tornado struck LaSalle Wednesday evening, a second tornado formed over the Windsor area. The worst damage occurred along a track from the area of Walker Road between Sydney Avenue and Seymour Boulevard extending towards the vicinity of the E.C. Row Expressway and Central Avenue. Another Environment Canada and Western University damage survey team has rated this tornado as a high-end Enhanced Fujita Scale 2 (EF2) tornado with peak winds between 200 and 220 km/h. The maximum width of this tornado was 200 metres and the length of the track was 8 kilometres. Videos here: http://www.ontariostorms.com/showthread.php?t=1407
(8) Aug.30, 2016 - EF0 - 20km n. of New Liskeard: Between approximately 3:30 and 4:30 PM on Tuesday, August 30th about
20 kilometres north of New Liskeard, a number of eyewitnesses saw a well-developed funnel cloud and managed to capture images and videos of the phenomenon. One of the eyewitnesses mentioned that the funnel cloud was briefly in contact with the surface. While tornadoes can occur having a funnel cloud only partly reaching to the surface, when a well-developed funnel cloud clearly extends to the surface it is evidence that tornadic winds are occurring there. There were no reports of damage in the area from this event. As such, it has been rated as an Enhanced Fujita Scale 0 (EF0) tornado with peak winds estimated to be near 90 km/hr.
(9) Sep.10, 2016 - EF0 - Bloomfield, Picton: AN ENVIRONMENT CANADA STORM DAMAGE TEAM HAS DETERMINED THAT A THUNDERSTORM DURING THE EARLY EVENING HOURS OF SEPTEMBER 10TH PRODUCED A TORNADO. THE TORNADO BEGAN AS A WATERSPOUT OVER LAKE ONTARIO AND THEN CAME ASHORE AT THE HIDEAWAY TRAILER PARK NEAR BLOOMFIELD IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED FOR APPROXIMATELY 3.5 KILOMETRES TO THE EAST. IT HAS BEEN RATED AS AN ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE 0 (EF-0), WITH MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED AT 100 KILOMETRES PER HOUR AND A DAMAGE PATH BETWEEN 50 AND 100 METRES IN WIDTH. THE SAME THUNDERSTORM ALSO PRODUCED SPORADIC DAMAGE TO TREES AND ROOFS FROM WELLINGTON, THROUGH BLOOMFIELD TO JUST NORTH OF PICTON. THIS DAMAGE HAS BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO DOWNBURST WINDS ALSO RATED AS EF-0, WITH MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED AT 90 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.
(10) Aug.13, 2016 - EF0 - Ashburn (N. of Whitby): Probable. Initially thought to be a microburst but after review has been deemed by E.C. to be a probable tornado.
(11) Oct.17, 2016 - EF1 - Stayner: A storm damage team has confirmed that a tornado touched down near Stayner, Ontario on Monday afternoon around 4 PM, resulting in damage that included uprooted trees and an overturned trailer. The strength of the tornado was determined to be EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. Damage from other communities in the area including Collingwood where a roof was removed from an industrial building was determined to be the result of a downburst.
- DarkSky (St. Catharines, ON (Niagara) )
Last edited by DarkSky; 10-30-2016 at 08:23 AM.
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