Christian Island, ON September 5, 2014

Barrie - Orilla - Midland

This tornado occurred at about 2:00 pm and caused minor EF0 damage after it moved onto Christian Island from Georgian Bay. The confirmation was based upon the descriptions of the event that were provided by members of the Beausoleil First Nation.

This was one of two tornadoes to touch down on September 5, 2014. The other:

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 00Z on September 6, 2014 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (WPC, 2017)

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 8:00 pm EDT, which shows a squall line (or line of thunderstorms) moving across southern Ontario. This line of thunderstorms was responsible for two tornadoes in the late afternoon and evening hours of September 5th.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 00Z Sat Sep 6 2014. Retrieved from: