F0 tornado strikes, snapping trees, damaging cottages & blowing apart gazebo
This tornado struck the community of Catchacoma, between Mississauga Lake and Catchacoma Lake, just west of Kawartha Highlands Provincial park. Cottages were damaged by falling trees and, at one, a gazebo was torn apart and scattered. The tornado touched down at 8:10 pm, was 300 metres wide and travelled for 4.5 kilometres.
This was one of seventeen tornadoes that touched down in Southern and Eastern Ontario during the evening hours of August 2, 2006. Until it was surpassed in 2009, the tornado outbreak set a record as the largest tornado outbreak ever recorded in Ontario. Other tornadoes included an F0 near Jackson’s Cove, an F1 at West Guilford, an F0 near Uffington, an F1 at Marsden Lake, an F0 at Myers Cave, an F0 at Kirk Cove, an F1 at Drag Lake, an F0 at Head Lake, an F1 at Minden Hills, an F1 at Big Mink Lake, an F1 at Anstruther Lake, the F2 that devastated Combermere, an F0 near Clayton, an F2 near Bancroft, an F1 at Ferguson Corners, and an F0 at Morriston.