Boissevain, MB F0 Tornado of June 20, 2006

Melita - Boissevain - Turtle Mountains

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 1:00 pm CDT, which shows a trough of low pressure moving across southern Manitoba and North Dakota. This trough was responsible for triggering thunderstorms in the early afternoon hours of June 20th, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on June 20, 2006 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 1:40 pm CDT near Boissevain, MB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC. The tornado caused no fatalities, injuries or documented property damage.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 18Z Tue Jun 20 2006 Retrieved from:

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