Serval tornados across Ontario From Wednesday and Thursday


Barrie, Ontario. Wx Centre/Gabriel Berardo

There were serval tornados reported across Ontario From Wednesday and Thursday.


July 13, 2021

In Penetanguishene, a tornado with a rating of EF0 had estimated maximum wind speeds of 125 km/h. It mostly caused tree damage and a track of 2.5 km.


There was a downburst causing caused mostly tree damage over an area of 1.5 km by 3 km near Tasso Lake.


An EF1 tornado was reported in Beachburg. The tornado developed northeast of Beachburg causing mostly tree damage. Preliminary track details are 5.8 km in length and a maximum path width of 850 metres.


July 15, 2021

There were a total of five EF2 tornadoes in Ontario on Thursday.


There was an EF2 tornado in Barrie with estimated maximum wind speeds of 210 km/h. The tornado caused structural, tree and vehicle damage in Barrie eastward towards Innisfil. Ten people were injured. 71 homes are deemed uninhabitable. Preliminary tornado track details are 12 kilometres in length and a maximum path width of 600 metres.


In Zephyr - Little Britain there was another EF2 tornado. The estimated maximum wind speeds were 195 km/h. A tornado developed north of Zephyr and caused structural and tree damage while tracking eastward toward Little Britain. One person was injured. One home had a roof removed. The preliminary track is 30 kilometres in length and had a maximum path width of 300 metres.


In Lorneville an EF2 tornado had estimated maximum wind speeds of 180 km/h. That tornado developed west of Lorneville and caused structural and tree damage while tracking eastward toward Hartley.


Another tornado touched down in Dwight with estimated maximum wind speeds of 190 km/h. Tree damage was reported in the Dwight area. Satellite imagery review of the storm track revealed a tornado damage path starting near North Portage. Preliminary track details were 4.76 kilometres and a maximum path width of 360 metres.


Finally, there was a tornado near Lake Traverse. This tornado had estimated maximum wind speeds of 190 km/h. Tree damage was reported in the Lake Traverse area. Satellite imagery review of the storm track revealed a tornado damage path starting southwest of the lake. Preliminary track Details are 11.9 kilometres in length and a maximum path width of 340 metres.


Data Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada