Stratford, ON F0 Tornado of July 22, 1994

Huron - Perth

Witnesses observed a rope tornado touching down for about thirty seconds. This probable tornado struck at 6:40 pm but caused no damage.

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 5:00 pm EDT, which depicts a stationary front across southern Ontario. This front became the focus for thunderstorms and ultimately this F0 tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on July 22, 1994 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 6:40 pm EDT near Stratford, ON. The track 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 Fri Jul 22 1994. Retrieved from:

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