Feversham, ON F1 Tornado of September 25, 2005

Grey - Bruce

The tornado was only on the ground briefly, travelling for 300 metres with a width of 50 metres. A barn was extensively damaged with it’s roof and most walls torn off, sheds were demolished, a hay barn was ripped apart and its debris thrown for more than a kilometre. The tornado touched down at 8:15 pm.

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 8:00 pm EDT, which shows a cold front slicing through southern Ontario. This front became the focus for thunderstorm development and ultimately this F1 tornado.

Figure 2. Surface analysis at 00Z on September 25, 2005 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (WPC, 2017)

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F1 tornado touched down at 8:00 pm near Feversham, ON. The tornado travelled for 1 km with a maximum width of 60 metres. The tornado caused no fatalities, injuries and the property damage was not documented by ECCC


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 00Z Mon Sep 26 2005. 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/