Canadian most importants tornadoes
June 30. The first recorded tornado in Canadian history affected the Niagara Peninsula between Fonthill and Port Robinson, Ontario. The path cut by the twister through the forest becomes Hurricane Road, still in use today.
June 2. Only the infancy of settlement, a large tornado hits Guelph, destroying buildings and leaving the town inactive for the next 3 years.
August 7. A tornado at Galt, Ontario (Now part of the City of Cambridge) destroyed barns and fences, uprooted trees and killed one person, Canada's earliest recorded tornado death.
September 20. A tornado outbreak felled thousands of trees in Ontario and Quebec and produced a tornado which tracked for 443 km across Lakes Ontario and Champlain.
April 18. An area between Collingwood, Ontario and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario in southern Ontario was affected by tornadoes, one of which lifted a saloon up into the air.
May 19. Homes, fences and trees were demolished by a 500 m wide tornado near Aurora, Ontario. Hailstones up to 8 cm in diameter also fell.
August 6. Bouctouche, New Brunswick tornado. (5 dead, 10 injured, 25 families homeless in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, easternmost major tornado in North America)
June 10. A 200 m wide tornado touches down at Listowel, Ontario lifting a man up into the air. He grabs on to a bridge to save himself.
May 15. Elora, Ontario Tornado. A suspected F4. A tornado half a kilometre wide destroyed barns, fences and stables at Elora, Ontario, and damaged a church and cemetery in Goldstone, Ontario.
June 7. Houses and orchards at Parkhill, Ontario and St. Thomas, Ontario were damaged when a tornado touched down and hail up to 10 cm in diameter fell.
June 6. Southern Quebec Tornado. A tornado affected an area between Montreal, Quebec and Cornwall, Ontario killing 3 and destroying 500 farms, barns and outbuildings.
August 16. Between Lancaster, Ontario - Saint-Zotique, Quebec Tornado, Lancaster, Ontario - Saint-Zotique, Quebec - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec. Extensive property damage, 9 dead, 16 injured.
June 14. A tornado hits Sainte-Rose, Quebec Tornado. Six dead, 26 injured.
June 29. A tornado in London, Ontario destroyed barns and orchards.
September 26. A tornado at Merritton, Ontario, since amalgamated with St. Catharines, Ontario, killed 4 or 5 and injures dozens of other people.
June 30. The Regina Cyclone, F4, Regina, Saskatchewan. Canada's deadliest tornado.
March 21 The area between Windsor, Ontario and Cobalt in Ontario was affected by winds gusting up to 150 km/h. 7 people were killed during the storm which also damaged buildings and uprooted trees.
July 22. A strong tornado passes through rural Southeastern Saskathchewan, killing 4, and injuring 13 more. The Canadian Red Cross provided relief on behalf of the government to 42 affected families in Alameda, Frobisher, Lampman, Steelman, and Estevan. This is Canada's only official F5 tornado to date.
June 18. A tornado picked up a house in Elfros, Saskatchewan killing one person. The tornado cut an 11 km path of damage.
Portage La Prairie, Manitoba Tornado Outbreak, June 22-23. Five dead, multiple tornadoes touched down.
July 21. A tornado affecting Crystal Springs, Saskatchewan lifted a house and dropped it a field a little way away.
June 24. A tornado touches down near Hornby, Ontario, in present-day Halton Hills. It travels eastward almost 20km before dissipating near Cooksville, Ontario, near the centre of present-day Mississauga. Four dead, dozens injured. Many structures, mostly farm buildings damaged or destroyed.
July 12. Tornadoes are rare in British Columbia but nevertheless they do occur from time to time. On this day in 1926, a tornado at Lac La Hache, British Columbia destroyed farm buildings and felled trees.
Benson, Saskatchewan, July 1, 1935. A strong F4 (possibly a weak F5) strikes Benson, SK.
St. John, Quebec Tornado, June 11. A tornado touching down at St John, Quebec topples trees and rips off roofs.
June 17. Windsor - Tecumseh, Ontario Tornado of 1946 (F4), Windsor, Ontario and Tecumseh, Ontario.
June 24. Fort Frances, Ontario Tornado (F3), International Falls, Minnesota - Fort Frances, Ontario - Rainy River, Ontario.
July 19. The small village of Cheneville, Quebec was devastated by a tornado which lasted about 3 minutes.
Regina Tornado of 1950 (November)
Rycroft, Alberta Tornado. A tornado cut an 80 km path from Rycroft, Alberta to Eaglesham, Alberta damaging crops, farm machinery and farm buildings. September 1.
Sarnia, Ontario Tornado of 1953 (seven dead, 40 injured, and 500 left homeless), May 21
5 were killed and 41 injured when a series of tornadoes affected south-western Ontario. 29
White Point Beach, NS Tornado, January 30. A great deal of hail and lightning along the coast, touched down near Liverpool, Nova Scotia. It is a very unusual, but not unheard of mid-winter tornado.
Nanaimo, British Columbia Tornado, April 25. A tornado near Nanaimo, BC caused minor damages.
Watrous, Saskatchewan Tornado, April 16. A tornado at Watrous, Saskatchewan destroying a large barn and scattering pigs up to 5 km from the barn.
Hensall, Ontario Tornado, A tornado tracking between Hensall and Dublin in Ontario killed one person. April 17.
Amaranth, Manitoba Tornado, May of 1958.
Southern Manitoba Tornado, June 6. A tornado destroyed a garage in La Salle, Manitoba, yet the car inside the garage was not damaged. The tornado could be seen 15 km away in Winnipeg.
July 1. A small tornado is observed near Vancouver, British Columbia. The weather office here opened in 1929 and at that time this was the third tornado they'd seen here.
Uclulet, British Columbia Tornado. A tornado affected Ucluelet, British Columbia. Unknown but significant damages. March 7.
Huron - Perth Tornado (Southern Ontario, $1 million dollars damage)
Watson, Saskatchewan Tornado A tornado hit Watson, SK destroying a car shed amongst other things. April 11.
Sudbury, Ontario Tornado, August 20, 1970 - 6 dead, 200 injured.
A funnel cloud was sighted on Upper Garry Lake, Northwest Territories, the most northerly funnel cloud on record in Canada. August 10.
Super Outbreak (F3), Windsor, Ontario, April 3, 1974. 9 dead, 30 injured, $500,000 in damages.
Saint Bonaventure, Quebec Tornado, Saint Bonaventure, Quebec; 40 injured, 300 homeless, $2.5 to $3 million in damages.
Yellowknife Tornado. A tornado touches down near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories toppling a tower and destroying a transmission tower at Rae-Edzo. It is the third tornado in 16 years there.
Masson & Buckingham, Quebec. An F1/F2 tore through the former cities of Buckingham and Masson (now Gatineau) on June 27, 1978. 35 injuries and 100 homes sustained significant damage. Damage amount $3 million.
Woodstock, Ontario Tornado of August 1979 (2-F4's), Burgessville, Ontario - Woodstock, Ontario, August 7, 1979. Killed 3 and injured 150. An additional F3 spawned by the same storm struck the nearby city of Stratford, Ontario just before the twin F4s struck Woodstock.
Altona, ( B.C.?? ) Alberta Tornado, April 6. A minor tornado touches down near Altona, Alberta.
Montreal - Sainte-Rose Tornado, Near Montréal, Quebec (Sainte-Rose), Quebec; five fatalities, 26 injured, and extensive damage; hundreds of homes and barns flattened. June 14.
Reeces Corners Tornado, Reeces Corners, Ontario (around 20 km east of Sarnia, Ontario). Millions of dollars in damages.
Blue Sea, Quebec, July 15, 1984, one person was killed by a tornado near Maniwaki, Quebec
Southwest Ontario Tornado Outbreak of 1984/London, Ontario Tornado, September 2. Tornadoes touch down all over southwest Ontario, from Windsor to London, injuring 30.
The "Barrie" Tornado Outbreak of 1985, F4, Barrie, Ontario, May 31. Travelled from Hopeville, Ontario to Barrie. 12 killed, hundreds injured; 800 homeless, more than 100 buildings were damaged at a cost of over $100 million, destruction of 300 houses. Other tornadoes also struck Grand Valley, Orangeville and Tottenham.
Mississauga Tornado, July 7. A tornado in the Meadowvale area of Mississauga, Ontario injures 10 and caused $400,000 damage.
Lampman, Saskatchewan Tornado, May 6. Minor tornado touches down near Lampman, Saskatchewan.
Northern Saskatchewan Tornadoes, June 1. Three tornadoes touched down in Saskatoon. Roofs and windows in the area were damaged by high winds and hailstones.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Tornado, Winnipeg, Manitoba; a thunderstorm caused at least two tornadoes in Winnipeg; strong winds and 40 millimetres of rain in two and a half hours caused flash flooding and resulted in considerable property damage.
Edmonton Tornado, July 31. Strong F4, possibly F5, along with a few other weaker tornadoes. Edmonton, Alberta and surrounding areas. 27 dead, 253 injured. See article for in-depth information. Canada's strongest and second deadliest tornado.
Montreal Tornado of 1987, Montréal, Quebec; a tornado caused by a severe thunderstorm dropped 100 millimetres of rain in an hour which resulted in severe flooding across the city; the storm also caused intense winds which uprooted large trees and toppled hydro lines.
Vancouver Tornado, May 1. Weak tornado grazes eastern Metro Vancouver.
Medicine Hat, Alberta Tornado, Medicine Hat, Alberta; tornado caused an estimated $50 million in damage.
Saskatchewan Tornado Outbreak of 1989, June 19. Eight tornadoes touched down over central Saskatchewan. Winds gusted up to 130 km/h and hail shredded crops at Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan.
New Brunswick Tornado Outbreak, August 14. Three tornadoes touch down in New Brunswick. One of the tornadoes affects Carlisle where trees are uprooted and a barn is destroyed, but amazingly 22 out of 24 glass storm windows stored inside are left undamaged.
Mont-Saint-Hilaire tornado, November 16. An F2 tornado caused 2 million dollars in damage in the community east of Montreal. This is the latest recorded tornado in the province of Quebec. It also occurred during the same tornado outbreak as the Huntsville, Alabama Tornado.
Southern Ontario Tornado Outbreak of 1990, Southern Ontario, June 3; tornadoes, the strongest of which was an F3 and severe thunderstorms caused crop damage and the destruction of several buildings in the communities of Lobo, Komoka, Frome, Port Stanley, and Kendall; six minor injuries were reported.
Sarnia, Ontario Tornado of 1991, Sarnia, Ontario; tornado caused an estimated $25 million in damage.
Mauricie Tornado of 1991, August 27. St. Lawrence River, Quebec; the tornado affected the village of Maskinongé; the tornado crossed the St. Lawrence River and touched down in Notre-Dame-de-Pierreville where a few summer cottages were destroyed and some minor injuries occurred; it also touched down in Saint-Wenceslas where minor damage was reported; there were no deaths, 15 people injured, only one seriously; 60% of all buildings in the village of Maskinonge, Quebec were damaged, the power lines were down and telephone service stopped; no drinking water was available; estimated $13 million in damage, leaving 100 homeless. Occurred in the Maskinongé Regional County Municipality, Quebec of the Mauricie Region.
Prince George, British Columbia Tornado, July 2. Prince George, British Columbia was affected by a severe thunderstorm which dumped 15.4 mm rain in 25 minutes on the Prince George Airport. In downtown hail fell, there was flooding and at Clucluz Lake, British Columbia a tornado uprooted trees.
June 24. Tornadoes, large hail and torrential downpours affected southern Manitoba. Tennis ball sized hail fell near Morden, Manitoba and winds gusting to 154 km/h were recorded at Pilot Mound, Manitoba. There were also five confirmed tornado touchdowns and numerous funnel clouds. The region had been affected by severe weather the day before as well.
Saint-Charles, Quebec, July 9, One person was killed when an F2 tore through the town located east of Montreal. 3 other person were injured, about a dozen homes were damaged.
Aylmer, Quebec Tornado, August 4 F3. The tornado in Aylmer, Quebec across the river from Ottawa, Ontario, injures 15 people. The tornado path was 8 km long. A second tornado had previously touched down just across the Ottawa River in Carp.
June 20. Thunderstorms rumbled for 7 hours over Manitoba producing 90 km/h winds which blew trees and power lines over. The storm even produced a weak tornado.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Tornado, July 26. A tornado in Fredericton, New Brunswick took the roof off a government building and damaged a tennis court dome.
July 15. A large progressive derecho thunderstorm also contains numerous small tornadoes that hit central Ontario overnight, centred around the Kawartha lakes area. The strongest is an F2 tornado that destroys a marina at Bridgenorth, Ontario just north of Peterborough, Ontario.
August 14. A tornado touches down near Barrie, Ontario.
August 29. Several farms were destroyed when a tornado lasting a couple of minutes affected Spring Valley, near Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan.
Southern Ontario Tornadoes of 1996, Grey, Wellington and Dufferin counties, Ontario, on April 20, 1996. Two F3 class tornadoes touched down in Grey County (Williamsford), Wellington County and Dufferin County. Significant property damage occurred; nine people were injured by the two tornadoes.
May 20. A strong thunderstorm damages one of the four screens of a drive-in theatre at Thorold in the Niagara Region. Coincidentally, this drive-in was planning to show the movie Twister that evening. Eyewitnesses report seeing a small funnel cloud, but the physical evidence is inconclusive. Distorted and exaggerated media reports of this event abound; most claimed that the storm blew down the screen while Twister was being shown on it. The storm actually took place before sundown.
Southeast Michigan Tornado Outbreak F1, F2, F3 Windsor, Ontario and surrounding areas, July 2.
A small F1 tornado goes through part of Saint-Émile, in the suburbs of Quebec City, it overturns a shed, damages three and causes a city-wide electricity loss when a garage is slammed into an electric pole.
Hull, Quebec of 1999, May 8. A tornado over Hull, Quebec caused $2M damage and tore roofs off buildings. Was caused by the same system that produced the Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak between May 3 and May 8. It was also the second significant tornado in the Hull-Gatineau area in five years.
Saskatoon Tornadoes of 1999, May 22. Three tornadoes touch down close to the western limits of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Bois-Francs Region Tornado, July 7. A tornado left 4,000 without power and 200 in need of temporary shelter in Bertheirville, Yamaska and Drummondville (all in Quebec).
Burlington, Ontario Tornado, August 4. An F2 tornado with a twisting but narrow path strikes Burlington, Ontario, causing damage, and relocating a motorhome 2 kilometers from where it was parked.
Pine Lake, Alberta Tornado F3 Pine Lake, Alberta (Near Red Deer, Alberta), July 14.
Guelph, Ontario Tornado, July 17. An F2 tornado in Guelph, Ontario caused around $2M damage and destroyed roofs, trees and fences. The same storm then produced a second tornado in Waterdown, Ontario.
Viking, Alberta Tornado. August 1. Egg-sized hail and a tornado strike Viking, Alberta.
August 6. As people were gathering in Pine Lake, Alberta for a memorial service for those who died in a killer tornado just a few weeks earlier, a second, however weaker tornado hit the area.
Saguenay Tornado, June 19. Alma in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area was struck by an F2 tornado which lasted about half a minute and destroyed two houses, a barn and a garage as well as uprooting trees and damaging roofs. A second funnel cloud affected the same region just 3 weeks later.
July 4. Quebec and Southeastern Ontario had some severe weather. There was heavy rain, strong winds and 2 cm hail. Tornadoes touched down in Ayr, Argyle, Campbellville and Fenelon Falls (all in Ontario), the strongest of them rated an F2.
July 13, A tornado F1 have been reported in Caroline, Alberta north of Calgary. No major damage reported.
North Bay, Ontario Tornadoes, May 31. North Bay, Ontario is struck by two weak tornadoes.
June 23, A weak tornado touched down in Ottawa between Kanata and Barrhaven.
July 28, Severe thunderstorms over northern Ontario produced a tornado over Halfway Lake Provincial Park (70 km north of Sudbury, Ontario) where 800 people were camping at the time and up to 150 mm rain falls in just 3 hours at Stratford and Tavistock in Ontario.
May 22, two, strong F2 intensity tornados strike at 6pm, one near Mitchell, Ontario and the other in nearby Gad's Hill causing extensive property and infrastructure damage.
July 8, an F0-F1 tornado touched down in Grande Prairie, Alberta, causing damage to homes and businesses outlets and flipping over vehicles.
July 31, 4 tornadoes touch down in southern Quebec, F1 in Chateauguay on Montreal south shore,
another F1 in Durham-Sud, an F1 in St-Albert cuting a path of 6 km long. Finally an F0 touch down in Chesterville.
August 10, two tornadoes touched down in the Ottawa region, one in Burnstown and another in Thurso. Both were rated F1's
May 23, A tornado touches down in and around Nipawin, Saskatchewan.
June 4, Several cold-core funnel clouds were spotted in central and southern Alberta. Four of which briefly touched the ground. Several trees were damaged.
June 21, Lethbridge, Southern Alberta. A severe thunderstorm spawned one tornado near Lethbridge. Several funnel clouds and golf ball size hail was reported from Lethbridge to Taber, Alberta.
July 2, A tornado touched down about 25 km west of Estevan, Saskatchewan.
Southern Ontario Tornado Outbreak of 2005, on August 19. Numerous tornadoes touch down (strongest were F2s and F3s), damaging homes in Kitchener, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, and an unusual tornado touching down within the Toronto, Ontario city limits. The storms cause extensive damage in a path from Stratford, Ontario (20 km west of Kitchener), to Peterborough, Ontario, and along the Georgian Bay near Collingwood. One storm, just to the north of Fergus, Ontario spawned two F2 strength tornadoes that were particularly damaging, tearing apart trees, farms and overturning automobiles driving on a highway.
Hamilton, Ontario on November 9, a late-season tornado tears off part of the roof of a school and damages other businesses in the area.
Glassville, New Brunswick Tornado Of 2006, in Glassville, New Brunswick. Tuesday, July 4, 2006. An F1 strikes Glassville, NB, 40 km (25 miles) south of Perth Andover, New Brunswick. A great deal of forest and structural damage, but no injuries or deaths.
July 17, an F1 tornado struck Newmarket, Ontario at night, packing winds of 120 to 170 kilometres an hour, cut a swath of damage 10 km long and 100 metres wide in the Woodbine Avenue/Davis Drive area around 10:15 p.m. At about the same time, an F0, with winds up to 115 km/h, was wreaking havoc in a small section of the Stonehaven subdivision, off Leslie Street south of Mulock Drive.
July 25 An F0 tornado destroy a barn in Hebertville, Lac St-Jean, Qc. The same storm produce hail that reach 5-6cm (2 in) diameter and caused for 2 millions Canadian dollars damages in agricultural community.
August 1, An F2 tornado struck the community of Lac Drolet in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, destroying a house.
August 2, a number of homes and cottages damaged or completely destroyed by a tornado in Combemere, Ontario located in the Upper Ottawa Valley. The same storm system spawned an outbreak of at least eight tornados between north of Barrie, Ontario and Peterborough, Ontario, which damaged cottages in the area, some severely. Two category F2s were confirmed in Bancroft, Ontario, and Combermere, Ontario.
August 4, in Gull Lake, Manitoba a tornado kills a woman at a campground north of Winnipeg.
August 5, In Gull Lake, Manitoba an F2 tornado killed a woman at a campground north of Winnipeg.
August 15, F1 Tornado Pokemouche/Evangeline, New Brunswick. Tornado impacted the area of Pokemouche and Evangeline. Hail, Damaging winds and intense lightning were reported in the region. A tornado swept along a corridor of 20– 50 meters wide and 3 to 5 kilometers long extending from Pokemouche through Evangeline. The tornado estimated in the lower F1 range (wind estimated around 120 km/hr) caused structural damage to a few properties and uprooted/snapped a few trees along the corridor. The sighting of the actual funnel cloud / tornado was reported by a few members of the public. Ended at 47.7 N −64.85W
August 20, An F2 tornado hit the community of La Broquerie in southern Manitoba, destroying a house.
August 24, Two tornadoes touch down near Unity and Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Mitchell, Ontario Tornado. May 15, 2007. An EF1 tornado stries the Mitchell, Ontario area around 60 km northeast of London, Ontario, causing minor damage. This is Canada's first Enhanced Fujita Scale-ranked tornado, since the EF scale replaced the Fujita Scale on Feburary 1, 2007. The same storm system that caused this tornado also produced a couple other EF0 and EF1 tornadoes in The Thumb area of Michigan, northern Indiana, and Ohio before crossing Lake Huron into Ontario.
Southern Ontario Tornadoes. June 8, 2007. A massive squall line from Quebec to Mexico forms, causing hail storms in Minnesota, and a small outbreak of weak tornadoes (EF0 to EF3 in strength) near Brantford, Ontario and the City of Hamilton. Further tornadoes were reported later in the evening near Peterborough, Bancroft, Renfrew, and Haliburton. So far, only two tornadoes were confirmed (one near Brantford, and one near Bancroft) at this time. National Post weather information.
Eastern Prairie Outbreak June 22 - June 23, 2007. A rare combination of weather systems came together during the June weekend causing severe thunderstorms which spawned at least 8 tornadoes across Southeast Saskatchewan and Southern Manitoba. The most significant was an F4 which touched down near Elie, Manitoba destroying 4 homes and heavily damaging a flour mill. Because the tornado crossed directly over one of the most travelled portions of the Trans-Canada Highway in the eastern prarie, a large number of photos and videos were taken. A large F3 wedge tornado also touched down near Pipestone, Manitoba. Surprisingly there were a minimal amount of reported injuries resulting from all of the tornadoes.
June 25, A small tornado touches down near Standard, Alberta, destroying a barn and electrocuting a horse.
June 26, Environment Canada confirmed a tornado struck the Petitcodiac/Salisbury area of New Brunswick. The storm knocked down trees and hurled pieces of playground equipment and wheelbarrows long distances. In one incident, the twister picked up a trampoline from a front lawn and threw it 18 meters into a pasture.
July 8, A confirmed tornado touched down 20 km south of Mayerthorpe, Alberta.
July 8, An F1 tornado was confirmed near Mildmay, Ontario. The tornado destroyed a large implementation shed and debris was reported 1.5 km away. Another tornado was sighted in the area but was unconfirmed.
July 23, A tornado formed over Edmonton International Airport, in Leduc County, Alberta just before sundown. The tornado touched just south of the Highway 2/2A junction, scattering rock, dirt, hay and small debris on 16 km (9.9 mi) of 2A, involving the towns of Kavanagh and Millet. Despite its large appearance, no major damage or injuries were reported, although power was out for a few hours in the vicinity and lightning ignited a range fire west of the airport.
July 29, An F0 tornado touched down near Gander Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. The twister flipped a few snowmobile trailers over before dissipating. One of very few to strike Newfoundland and Labrador.
July 31, A suspected tornado flattens fields and demolishes a farm yard near Cupar, Saskatchewan north of Regina.
August 3, A tornado touches down in the community of Black River Bridge, New Brunswick. Tree damage and large hail reported.
August 3, An F2 tornado touched down in White Rapids, New Brunswick. The destruction of several farm buildings coupled with the cyclone signature that was recognized on the Doppler radar led officials to confirm a tornado.
May 25, At least two tornadoes touch down in Manitoba. One was reported near Altona. No damage was reported.
May 31, A tornado touches down in Niverville, Manitoba. No deaths, injuries or damage.
June 6, An F1 tornado was detected in Echo Bay in Algoma District at roughly 10:00 PM local time. A roof was torn off a warehouse and damage to a tractor dealership was caused.
June 6, A weak tornado touches down near Heisler, Alberta southeast of Edmonton. Minor property damage was reported.
June 8, A possible tornado was detected by doppler radar near Highway 402 in the Strathroy area in the late afternoon as strong storms moved through Southeastern Michigan and into Southwestern Ontario. Three tornadoes in Ontario. F1 tornado was detected in Ruthven, near Kingsville and Leamington. Other tornadoes touched down near Lucan, Ontario and Brantford.
June 9, A weak tornado touched down near Morris, Manitoba. No injuries or deaths were reported.
June 10, A tornado touches down west of Edmonton near Wabamun.
June 22, A small rope-type tornado touches down in Bryanston, Ontario near St. Marys, Ontario. Close up video of the tornado, taken less than a mile away, was captured just east of Bryanston, Ontario. Another video captured the tornado as seen from a London apartment, looking north. The twister damaged a large pig barn, and uprooted several trees. Video of the path can be seen here.
June 22, A weak tornado touches down near Viking, Alberta. It damaged some properties including uprooted trees, a damaged fence and tore apart a shed.
June 27, Five tornadoes touch down in Manitoba. They were reported near Gladstone, Neepawa, Arden, Westbourne and MacGregor areas.
July 1, A massive super-cell thunderstorm dumps an estimated 50mm of rain in an hour in Lethbridge, AB causing massive flooding over the entire city and hundreds of homes suffer basement flooding caused by massive sewer backups.
July 6, A weak tornado touches down north of Airdrie, Alberta. There was no report of damage or injuries.
July 7, A tornado touches down just west of Turtle Mountain Provincial Park in Manitoba, damaging docks and sinking boats. No injuries or fatalities.
July 10, A F1 tornado briefly touches down in the Shipshaw area of Saguenay.
July 10, At least three tornadoes touch down in southeastern Saskatchewan during severe storms. They were reported near Dafoe, Kandahar, Saskatchewan, Dollard, Saskatchewan and Stoughton Damage was also reported in Carlyle where high winds triggered a gas leak at a greenhouse forcing evacuations and a Home Hardware stores roof was ripped off in a storm in Yorkton.
July 14, A possible tornado touches down west of Battleford, Saskatchewan.
July 15, An F1 tornado touches down east of the small town of Vulcan, Alberta ripping two graineries of their concrete base on a farm.
July 19, A waterspout touches down on Turtle Lake in Saskatchewan north of the Battlefords Another tornado was reported near Dundurn, Saskatchewan south of Saskatoon
July 23, Two waterspouts form over the St-Lawrence River in the Montreal, Quebec area, one in the Port of Montreal area, visible from a large area of the island.
July 26, A F1 (possibly an F2) tornado touched down near the town of Coboconk, Ontario at around 2:45pm. Severe weather warnings were in effect at the time of the tornado.
July 27, At least four tornadoes touch down in Saskatchewan near Chamberlin and Girvin, north of Regina, and Radisson and Langham, north of Saskatoon, on a night where tornado warnings and watches kept popping up.
August 26, A tornado touches down at a golf course north of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan injuring six.
September 1, Reports of a twister touching down near La Broquerie, Manitoba prompted several tornado warnings from Environment Canada Monday afternoon and on the ground for about three minutes.
March 3, an F0 tornado touches down in Ottawa.
April 25, At a surprisingly early date in the spring, an F0 tornado touched down in the west end of urbanized Ottawa, Ontario, at around 7:00 PM, after very early season heat 30C. Despite the weakness of the tornado, some roofs detached from houses, and trees and electricity poles broke, causing electrical shortages in an areas stretching from Britannia Bay in the west to Carlington Heights to the east. The damage path was up to 150m wide before lifting. In Gatineau, Quebec, severe damage was reported, including detached roofs from a school in Gatineau sector and a commercial building in Hull sector, as well as many trees and electricity poles falling down, which were more likely the results of a microburst or strong winds alone, as no tornado has been reported by witnesses. The same storm system also caused a minor F0 tornado in Windsor, ripping part of the roof off of the local CUPE union hall, damaging some windows on neighbouring homes, and blowing out the windows on an automobile in the union hall's parking lot. The funnel cloud was first spotted over the western part of Windsor, near the University of Windsor, drifting southeast. Damage is reported to be low, with no injuries or deaths.
May 22, Near Warren, Maintoba north of Winnipeg two tornado sightings were spotted around 1:00pm local time. One of the two has been said to have touched down. Little damage to none has been reported.
June 1, Brought Southern Manitoba's first major storm in spring. Unconfirmed tornado reported in Winnipeg near the McPhillips Athletic. Many trees toppled on houses and a semi flipped over on the Portage Ave and Perimeter Highway. By Dauphin there were reports of a large funnel cloud but Environment Canada said the funnel cloud did not touch down or cause any damage.
June 25, A tornado touches down near Provost, Alberta causing a crash between two semi trucks.
June 25, Malahide Township, Ontario near London, Ontario a F2 tornado rips apart a house while a woman was blow-drying her hair. She escaped unharmed however. A second tornado strikes near Avon, Ontario 15 km west of Tillsonburg, Ontario destroying a house and many barns.
June 30, A tornado touches down and destroys several farm buildings southeast of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Another tornado was reported near Hafford, Saskatchewan.
July 4, A brief funnel cloud was spotted by many residences in the Swan River, Manitoba area and touch down causing a dust devil. Many residences also say it touch down in pure day light and non-treating weather.
July 4, A tornado touches down near Red Deer, Alberta causing minimal damage and no injuries.
July 9, A F2 tornado touches down in a resort on the shores of Lac Seul near Ear Falls in northwestern Ontario. It damages trees and a few structures, including a cabin, which was lifted into Lac Seul. Three men are killed. All three were visitors from Oklahoma on a fishing retreat. At least 5 others from Wisoncsin in adjacents camps were injured.
July 11, A F1 tornado touched down in Boisbriand, Quebec, just west of Montreal, causing damage to houses, about 40 mature trees and a municipal nature interpretation centre, which was damaged by trees. Another tornado touched down in Mirabel that day, causing no damage and was rated F0.
August 4, An F2 tornado, the most intense Quebec tornado since the August 4 Aylmer tornado of 1994, touches down in Mont-Laurier and Aumond in western Quebec, just east of Ottawa. As well as many uprooted trees, more than 40 homes were severely damaged in Mont-Laurier, and a home in Aumond was torn off its foundation. A cameraman for CFCF-TV and a helicopter pilot were killed a day later while gathering aerial footage of the damage.
August 20, Southern Ontario Tornado Outbreak of 2009 Eighteen confirmed tornadoes touched down in Ontario, the largest tornado outbreak in Canadian history. Durham to Markdale, F2, 36 km path, one death and many serious injuries when conservation area gate house was picked up and thrown on a tent filled with people, major structural damage to buildings
Clarksburg, F2, clear video shows this tornado coming down from the Blue Mountains through a golf resort and then moving toward the open waters of Georgian Bay.
Vaughan F2, 3.5 kilometer path through the Woodbridge neighborhood
Vaughan F2, 2.7 kilometer path through the Maple neighborhood. This and the Woodbridge neighborhood tornado prompted a State of Emergency in Vaughan, with hundreds of homes damaged, several requiring demolition
Ril Lake, F1
Dollars Lake, F0
Gravenhurst, F1, 10 km path
New Lowel to Edenvale, F1, 12.6 kilometer path
Haliburton Forest, F1
Redstone Lake, F0
Arnstein probable F1 tornado, which began as a waterspout in Lake Nipissing before becoming a tornado on land.
Carlow/Mayo, F1 tornado
Rice Lake, F1
June 6, At 2:37–4:30 am a F1 tornado went from Harrow, through Kingsville and Leamington, Ontario, before dissipating near Point Pelee National Park. It partially uprooted trees which collided with power poles causing them to be damaged. Areas along the coast of Lake Erie were damaged. Ten houses and one mobile home were damaged, numerous cars were crushed by falling trees, and a large moving van was flipped onto its side by the tornado and a downburst-caused straight-line winds, but, there were 0 deaths and 1 indirect injury. Canadian stations (such as CBET and CHWI-TV) provided no warning, and the only notices that residents received of any serious weather were from Detroit stations WXYZ-TV, WJBK-TV, and WDIV-TV.
June 6, An F1 touched down in eastern Ontario, near the villages of Dalkeith and Ste-Anne-de-Prescott close to the Quebec border.
June 14, An F0 were reported at Thetford Mines, Quebec. Tornado touched down at approximatively 4H17 pm to dissipating at 4H43. This tornado was 10 meters wide and its path lasted 1 kilometer. No damage and injuries were reported.
June 21, Two weak tornadoes touch down near Limerick and Avonlea in Saskatchewan.
June 22, A possible tornado destroyed a garage and ripped a roof off a house in Woodlands about 60 km north of Winnipeg.
June 23, Two confirmed tornadoes touched down near the town of Midland, Ontario. The first tornado was rated an F2 and it touched down at approx. 6:30 pm near the Rowntree Beach area and ended near Waubaushene, a length of 25 kilometers. A second tornado rated an F1 spawned from the same thunderstorm, touched down around 7 pm just west of Washago. Its path lasted 12 kilometers. Tornado Warnings did go off 12 minutes before the first tornado struck, leaving some residents unprepared. In addition a Red Alert was even issued by the Emergency Management of Ontario in a huge swath of Central Ontario. Both twisters left 15 people injured, 8 seriously. There were no fatalities. That same evening after 9 pm, storms tracked through the Windsor-Essex County area, where a microburst caused damage near Colchester, Ontario destroying a party tent and part of a garage, with funnel clouds and a possible tornado reported in the rural areas of the Town of Essex, these tornadoes came on the same day just hours after Central Canada was rocked by an earthquake.
June 23, A confirmed tornado touched down near Rosser, MB but with little damage. Funnel clouds were also spotted near Marquette and Elie coming a day before the third anniversary of the F5 Elie tornado.
June 24, A possible tornado touched down near Wilkie, Saskatchewan
June 25, A unconfirmed tornado touched down near Oxbow, Saskatchewan, damaging a farm.
June 27, An early-afternoon repeat of June 23, severe thunderstorms form in Southeast Michigan and track towards Windsor, spawning a minor tornado from Essex to roughly Staples, with a second forming near Cottam, in Central Essex County.
June 28, Two F0 tornadoes touched down in the Montreal region, one in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, on Montreal's West Island, and one in Mascouche, east of the city. Many funnel clouds were also spotted in the area(s).
June 29, A confirmed tornado touched down near Whitecourt, Alberta, northwest of Edmonton. No damage was reported.
July 2, An F3 tornado tore through the Kawacatoose Reserve near Raymore, Saskatchewan. Some homes on the reserve were demolished, with several others sustaining damage. It also leveled farmhouses and farms west of the town. It left a half-kilometre-wide path that was 45 kilometers long. No lives were lost, but some people received broken bones, cuts and bruises. It was stated that the tornado could have possibly been on the ground for an hour.
July 13, A confirmed tornado touched down 20 kilometers east of Carman, Manitoba. No rating was given for the twister, as no damage was reported.
July 17, An F0 tornado hit the community of Saint-Lazare, Quebec, near Montreal. The tornado damaged some homes, and toppled trees. Two people were also struck by lightning associated with the storm.
July 22, An unconfirmed tornado touched down just north of Regina, Saskatchewan. No damage was reported.
July 23, An F0 tornado touched down in Amherstburg, Ontario around 7 pm. The path was around a kilometer long and 100 meters wide. Damage included multiple trees down, shingles ripped from roofs and some small buildings damaged, including one where the roof was torn off and blown a few yards away. There were no injuries reported. The same system also caused a downburst in Kingsville, Ontario. Another tornado may have touched down near Ruthven, Ontario, although nothing has been confirmed.
July 25, Two confirmed tornadoes were spotted near the town of Lanigan, Saskatchewan, southeast of Saskatoon. Two more tornadoes touched down near the town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Most damage came from the golf-ball-sized hail associated with the storms, which destroyed several crops in the area.
July 26, A confirmed tornado touched down near Oakbank, Manitoba, 20 kilometers east of Winnipeg.
July 30, Around 3:20 pm, a confirmed tornado touched down northwest of Sundre, Alberta, 120 kilometers northwest of Calgary. There were reports of heavy rain and large hail, but no damage. Another possible tornado touched down 50 kilometers southwest of Water Valley, Alberta, but was not confirmed.
August 22, A tornado was reported southwest of Grande Prairie, Alberta.
April 27, Environment Canada confirmed that an F0 tornado touched down near the town of Fergus, Ontario. Multiple trees were blown over, siding was torn from buildings and possibly a large air conditioning unit was thrown from the roof of a retail store. The tornado spawned from a series of severe thunderstorms that swept across Southern Ontario. The towns of Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario also reported some wind damage, but no tornado was confirmed for those areas.
May 28, A tornado touched down briefly about 10 kilometers south of Winnipeg at about 5:30 p.m in St. Adolphe, Manitoba. The twister was likely an F0, but was not confirmed. It touched down in a field, lifted some debris and then dissipated.
June 2, A weak F0 tornado was spotted northwest of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan as severe thunderstorms hit the area. Saskatchewan RCMP reported damage to graineries in the area, and several power lines were toppled. Quarter-sized hail was also spotted with the weather system.
June 23, An F0 tornado briefly touched down near the Ottawa River and moved towards Aylmer, Quebec. No damage was reported.
June 23, A possible tornado was sighted near Fox Valley, Saskatchewan, about 325 km southwest of Saskatoon. Damage was reported to a hardware store and some city roads. Power lines were also knocked down. Hail from nickel size to golf ball size were reported around the area.
July 7, Multiple tornadoes touched down in central Alberta from very strong thunderstorms that swept across the province. One touched down near the town of Bergen, and the others near the towns of Olds and Bowden. One of the hardest hit areas was near Innisfail, where three farms were damaged. A 180,000-square-foot (17,000 m2) riding area was also destroyed. There were also reports of hail the size of softballs causing damage to cars and houses. There are multiple videos from these storms on YouTube and one can be seen here.
July 13, A weak F0 tornado touched down in southwestern Calgary. It was originally classified a funnel cloud by Environment Canada, but amateur video of the event showed it was a tornado.
July 18, Around 6pm, a tornado was reported about 15 km north of Big River, Saskatchewan. Multiple funnel clouds were also reported around the same time. The same storm system pelted the resort of Waskesiu with baseball to softball-sized hail causing major property damage around the townsite with shattered windows and damage to siding and roofs.
July 20, An F1 tornado touched down between Saguenay and Quebec City. Winds were strong enough to pick up a moving car off the highway.
July 23, An F2 tornado touched down southeast of Wyoming, Ontario, and carved a path a half kilometer wide and 11 km long. It dissipated just south of Watford, after blowing over eight steel transmission towers and also knocking down several hydro poles. Other damage reports included several trees snapped off and buildings moved from their foundations. One barn was completely destroyed.
August 6, An F1 tornado touched down in the village of Sainte-Élisabeth-de-Proulx, Quebec, roughly 30 km north of Lac Saint-Jean. Multiple cottages were damaged, and trees uprooted. Environment Canada is also looking into another possible tornado in the Saint-Ludge-de-Milot area.
August 8, A weak F0 tornado occurred in the town of Plattsville, Ontario, about 18 km southwest of Kitchener. There was no damage reported.
August 16, Four F1 tornadoes touched down in the heavily wooded areas of Northwestern Ontario. The first occurred near Dryden, Ontario, leaving a 24 km trail. The second touched down about 30 km northwest of Sioux Lookout, leaving a 12 km path. The third was confirmed in the Ear Falls-Wenesaga Lake area, about 100 km north of Dryden. It left a very small path of 1 km. The fourth F1 also touched down in Ear Falls, near Gerry Lake, leaving a 2 km path. All 4 tornadoes were given the F1 rating because of the amount of tree damage, and lack of structural damage.
August 21, An F3 tornado hit Goderich, Ontario. In the late afternoon, a supercell storm formed and intensified over Lake Huron, spawning a waterspout which came ashore and passed directly through the heart Goderich. At its widest over downtown, the tornado was estimated to be 1.5 km across, and its path was an estimated 20 km long. It caused devastating damage to the town's port and historic downtown center, as well as to several blocks of residential homes. Approximately forty people were injured and one person was killed by the tornado, Ontario's strongest since 1996.
August 21, A very weak F1 tornado also occurred in the west end of Gananoque, Ontario, twisting trees and demolishing a shed. The track was close to 1.5 km before it dissipated.
August 24, Two confirmed F1 tornadoes hit southwestern Ontario, after a line of severe storms swept through the province. The first touched down in the town of Little Corners, near Cambridge and left a 15 km path to Burlington, Ontario. The second touched down 6 km west of Nairn, Ontario and left a 10 km trail before it dissipated. A third F0 tornado also touched down in the southwestern part of Grey County, near Neustadt, Ontario. The track was around 3 km long and left damage mostly to trees.
September 3, Environment Canada confirmed that an F0 tornado occurred just west of the town of Grimsby, Ontario. A large gazebo was destroyed and a number of large branches were knocked from trees. The path of damage was close to 2 km long, and the maximum witdh was around 300 metres. No injuries were reported.
September 4, An F0 tornado hit the western part of Trois-Rivières, Quebec in the early evening hours. Damage reports indicated that trees were uprooted, roofs torn off and power was knocked out. The tornado did not last long and there were not injuries reported.
September 18, An unconfirmed tornado was spotted east of Winnipeg, Manitoba. No damage was reported, and the twister did not last very long.
May 22, A late-afternoon F0 tornado touched down in a field east of Orono, Ontario. It dissipated quickly, and no injuries or damage was reported.
May 25, Two low-level tornadoes were confirmed in rural areas northwest of Montreal, Quebec. An F0 was the first to touch down near the town of Brownsburg-Chatham around 8pm, followed by an F1 that swept through the Saint-Benoît sector of Mirabel. Both tornadoes caused extensive damage estimated to be in the millions. No one was injured.
May 29, A confirmed F0 tornado touched down east of Ottawa, in the small community of Bourget. The tornado was short lived and caused minor roof damage and uprooted trees.
June 5, At least one confirmed tornado touched down 9 km south of Taber, Alberta, knocking out power in parts of the town. At least three others were reported near Turin, Brooks, and Bow Island.
June 8, An F1 tornado touched down in Huntingdon, Quebec, severely damaging a gas station and uprooting trees.
June 9, An unconfirmed tornado touched down north of Stettler, Alberta. Environment Canada referred to it as a "landspout tornado", which is essentially a funnel cloud that touches the ground in a weak thunderstorm system. A farm sustained minor damage to some grain bins, and tree limbs were snapped.
June 15, 8 tornadoes were confirmed in Saskatchewan near the communities of Plover Lake, Biggar and Wilkie. There were several reports of funnel clouds throughout the evening. No damage was reported.
June 18, An F1 tornado touched down near Sioux Lookout, Ontario, knocking down several trees.
June 26, 1 tornado was confirmed near the town of Caron, Saskatchewan and another was reported near Hodgeville. Environment Canada received 500 reports of funnel clouds over a 36 hour period. Damage was limited to farmers fields and grain silos and no injuries were reported.
July 3, At least 3 tornadoes were confirmed in Saskatchewan. One touched down near the town of Davidson, and did heavy damage to a farm. The other 2 touched down southwest of Wynyard and southwest of Watrous. No injuries were reported.
July 3, An F1 tornado touched down 13 kilometers southwest of Olds, Alberta, taking the roof off a house. Damage was also reported to a barn and hay shed, and multiple trees were uprooted. No injuries were reported.
July 17, Two tornadoes were confirmed in Eastern Ontario, hitting the small communities of Athens and Summerstown. The Athens tornado was rated an F1, with winds speeds estimated at 140 km/h at touchdown. It left a track of damage 300 meters wide and about 3 km long. Several trees were snapped off or uprooted, damaging houses and cars. A farm just west of town had several hay wagons flipped over, and it tore the woodshed and chimney off a house. The Summerstown twister was rated as a likely F0, and its path was 30 meters wide and about 2 km long. Several trees were knocked down, and crops sustained some damage.
July 18, Three confirmed tornadoes touched down in central parts of Saskatchewan. The twisters were reported east of Rose Valley, and at least 2 more were spotteed north and east of Wadena. No damage was reported. Some of these tornadoes were broadcast on live streaming video from tornadohunter.ca, by Canadian stormchaser Greg Johnson.
July 21, Photos show that 2 confirmed tornadoes touched down in Saskatchewan. This photo of a funnel cloud touching down was taken near Smeaton, Saskatchewan, where a house was destoyed, and a 72 year old man inside escaped unharmed. It also knocked trees down and grain bins over. A second reported tornado touched down near Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, where many photos were uploaded to the social media site Twitter. There were no reports of damage.
July 22, An F0 tornado touched down near the town of Embro, Ontario. An Environment Canada employee witnessed the weak tornado in a field; It left no damage.
July 24, Environment Canada confirmed that 5 tornadoes touched down in Saskatchewan. All were east of Regina, near communities of Balgonie, Southey, Fillmore, and Grenfell. Video shows one tornado slightly damaging a house. Other damage was reported to farm buildings. There was no official word on the strengths of the twisters.
July 28, A brief tornado touched down about 10 km south of Cremona, Alberta. Damage was reported to a nearby farm.
August 2, An unconfirmed tornado touched down near Lake Diefenbaker, Saskatchewan, around the town of Elbow. A photo from Twitter was snapped of the tornado on the ground. No damage or injuries were reported.
August 11, An F0 tornado was confirmed near Midland, Ontario.
August 30, An F0 tornado touched down near Chibougamau, Quebec. Damage was reported at a campground where several trees were uprooted.
September 8, An early evening F0 tornado touched down in the town of Drummondville, Quebec. A roof was blown off a 4-storey building and thrown across the street while other buildings and vehicles sustained minor damage. This was the fifth confirmed tornado in the province.
September 8, Environment Canada confirmed that an F2 tornado touched down near the town of Odessa, Ontario. The path was estimated to be 6 km long, and it destroyed a large workshop, throwing the roof 1000 feet. A man was in the workshop at the time of the tornado, but escaped uninjured.
September 22, An F0 tornado was confirmed in the small town of Wellington, Ontario, along the shoreline of Lake Ontario. Environment Canada said is was possible the tornado formed originally as a waterspout over the lake. Two properties received minor damage to lawn furniture and trees.
No more update will be available here: To have a complete canadian tornadoes list, please search the tornadoes database or visit the Canadian Tornadoes Centre. See the Tornadoes listing by Provinces.
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