Malden Centre, ON F0 Tornado of September 6, 2006

Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent

The third tornado in the area was on the ground for 500 metres and had a width of 30 metres. Trees were snapped and uprooted and a fence was torn apart and thrown. This final tornado near Malden Centre followed the first and second tornadoes that were on the ground simultaneously.

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 5:00 pm CDT, which shows a stationary front over Lake Erie. This front promoted convective development in extreme southwestern Ontario, which ultimately led to several tornadoes.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on September 6, 2006 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 3:50 pm near Malden Centre, 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 21Z Wed Sep 6 2006. Retrieved from:

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