Arnaud, MB F0 Tornado of June 24, 2002

Steinbach - St. Adolphe -Dominion City

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 1:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure system across south-central Manitoba with an occluding front extending south across northwestern Minnesota. The occluded front became the focus for thunderstorms across southern Manitoba, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on June 24, 2002 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 12:45 pm CDT near Arnaud, MB. 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 Mon Jun 24 2002. Retrieved from:

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