Woodbridge, ON F0 Tornado of July 14, 2000

York - Durham

Witnesses observed a funnel cloud which was reported to have touched down in Woodbridge at around 1:45 pm. No damage was caused by this tornado.

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 2:00 pm, which shows a low pressure system entering southwestern Ontario with a cold front over Lake Huron. A thunderstorm is also observed and marked as “R” near Hamilton. The likely scenario is a thunderstorm developed near Vaughan and moved southeast towards Hamilton at the time of Figure 1.

Surface analysis at 18Z on July 14, 2000 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 1:43 pm EDT near Woodbridge, 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 18Z Fri Jul 14 2000. 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/