Brunkild, MB F0 Tornado of July 18, 1993

Portage La Prairie - Headingly - Brunkild

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 4:00 pm CDT, which shows a trough of low pressure moving across southern Manitoba. This trough was the focus for thunderstorms in the late-afternoon and evening hours of July 18th, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on July 18, 1993 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 6:00 pm CDT near Brunkild, MB. The track 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 21Z Sun Jul 18 1993. Retrieved from:

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