Brandon, MB F0 Tornado of July 30, 2006

Brandon - Carberry -Treherne

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 1:00 pm CDT, which shows a trough of low pressure in extreme southeastern Manitoba and an approaching cold front moving east across southern Saskatchewan. The interaction between these boundaries and the Manitoba Escarpment resulted in thunderstorm activity in southwestern Manitoba in the afternoon hours of July 30th, which ultimately resulted in this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on July 30, 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 2:56 pm CDT near Brandon, 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 Thu Jul 30 2006. Retrieved from:

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