Schutt to Griffith, ON F0 Tornado of June 8, 2007

Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay

Trees were downed along a narrow path that was 19 kilometres long and less than 100 metres wide. The touchdown of this probable tornado occurred at about 5:15 pm.

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 5:00 pm EDT, which shows a cold front slicing through southern Ontario. This cold front became the focus for intense thunderstorms through the afternoon hours of June 8th, which ultimately led to this long-track F0 tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on June 8, 2007 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 5:15 pm near Schutt, ON. The tornado travelled for 19 km with a maximum width of 100 metres. The tornado caused no fatalities, injuries or property damage.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 21Z Fri Jun 8 2007. Retrieved from:

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