Chatham-Kent, ON F0 Tornado of June 15, 1982

Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent

A little after 7:00 pm on June 15th, this probable tornado touched down for approximately 3.5 km  in Dover Township northwest of Chatham. Although witnesses to this storm event did not see a funnel cloud, they described a wall-like cloud coming from the west-southwest accompanied by a roaring noise. A narrow swath of damage was revealed after the storm passed, which included a caved-in silo, corn crib thrown, and many trees uprooted. One such tree fell on a house, causing significant damage.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F0 tornado developed near Chatham-Kent, ON at 7:10 pm EDT and traveled for 3.5 km. The tornado caused no injuries, no fatalities but caused $10 thousand dollars in property damage.


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