Burford, ON F0 Tornado of June 15, 1982

Oxford - Brant

The second of two tornado tornadoes to touch down on June 15th happened just outside Brantford in the community of Burford. Here witnesses saw a grayish cone-shaped funnel cloud with a round bottom against an orange or pinkish sky. The tornado quickly became rain-wrapped and tracked about 11 km on a northeast course. It mainly uprooted trees and threw loose light objects in homeowners yards on the south and east side of town.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F0 tornado touched down at 8:25 pm EDT near Burford, ON. The tornado tracked for 11.1 km, caused no injuries, fatalities or property damage.


Environment and Climate Change Canada Data. (2018). Canadian National Tornado Database: Verified Events (1980-2009) – Public. Retrieved from: http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/weather/products/canadian-national-tornado-database-verified-events-1980-2009-public/