Norwich, ON EF0 Landspout Tornado of July 7, 2014

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No notable damage was produced as this EF0 tornado touched down briefly near Norwich at around 4:00 pm. Canwarn spotters reported the tornado and captured photos and videos of the twister, a dusty landspout that passed over area fields.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on July 7, 2014 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (WPC, 2017)

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:00 pm EDT, which shows an ongoing thunderstorm along a cold front moving across southern Ontario. This ongoing thunderstorm near Norwich (marked by a red ‘R’) was responsible for a brief landspout tornado in the afternoon hours of July 7th.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 18Z Mon Jul 7 2014. Retrieved from: