Calabogie, ON F0 Tornado of July 14, 1997

Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay

Witnesses observed this tornado touch down at 5:15 pm near Calabogie, in Eastern Ontario, throwing a canoe and tearing the branches off of trees. Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:00 pm, which shows an advancing cold front, situated over Lake Michigan.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on July 14, 1997 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (WPC, 2017)

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F0 tornado touched down at 5:15 pm EDT near Calabogie, ON. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC. The tornado caused no fatalities, injuries or property damage.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 18Z Mon Jul 14 1997. Retrieved from:

Environment and Climate Change Canada Data. (2018). Canadian National Tornado Database: Verified Events (1980-2009) – Public. Retrieved from: