A century-old barn received damage to its roof, with debris thrown for over 300 metres. In addition, the tornado tossed a roadside concession stand and damaged trees. This tornado was also filmed CANWARN spotter Mark Robinson, and it was captured on security camera at Mohawk Raceway as it passed by and narrowly missed the facility.
Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:00 pm EDT, which shows a significant low pressure over James Bay with a cold front extending into Ontario and Michigan. This front became the focus for intense thunderstorms in the afternoon hours of July 4th, which ultimately led to this F0 tornado.
According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F0 tornado touched down at 7:15 pm EDT near Campbellville, ON. The tornado travelled for 9 km with a maximum width of 300 metres. The tornado caused no fatalities or injuries, but caused $10 thousand dollars in property damage
NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 18Z Wed Jul 4 2001. Retrieved from: https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/sfc/sfc_archive.php
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/