Event Title

Sarnia

Presenter Information

NTP Archives

Location

Ontario, Canada

Start Date

11-7-1879 11:30 AM

Document Type

Report (PDF/Word)

F-Scale Rating

F1

Classification

Probable

Description

Probable tornado referred to as a “hurricane” in newspaper. Debris was seen flying through the air and during “the din” of the tornado as it passed over witnesses could hear the destruction taking place from their shelters. Originally very strong tornado which developed near Thornville, Lapeer County, MI. It eventually crossed into Canada near Port Huron, but not before killing 2, injuring many and destroying buildings stateside.

Weather Log: “10:00AM Heavy thunder shower 11:30 @ 12:30 PM – Tornado at Sarnia doing great damage.”

Storm system may have produced other tornado(es) in Petrolia ($10K damage) and Strathroy (1 death).

http://www.sarniahistoricalsociety.com/story/the-1879-tornado/

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Jul 11th, 11:30 AM

Sarnia

Ontario, Canada

Probable tornado referred to as a “hurricane” in newspaper. Debris was seen flying through the air and during “the din” of the tornado as it passed over witnesses could hear the destruction taking place from their shelters. Originally very strong tornado which developed near Thornville, Lapeer County, MI. It eventually crossed into Canada near Port Huron, but not before killing 2, injuring many and destroying buildings stateside.

Weather Log: “10:00AM Heavy thunder shower 11:30 @ 12:30 PM – Tornado at Sarnia doing great damage.”

Storm system may have produced other tornado(es) in Petrolia ($10K damage) and Strathroy (1 death).

http://www.sarniahistoricalsociety.com/story/the-1879-tornado/

 

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