Buffalo Point, MB F0 Tornado of July 11, 2008

Sprague - Northwest Angle Provincial Forest

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 4:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure system on the International Border with a warm front extending across Minnesota. The warm front became the focus for thunderstorms across extreme Southeastern Manitoba in the afternoon hours of July 11th, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on July 11, 2008 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 5:00 pm CDT near Buffalo Point Reservce, MB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC. No property damage was documented for this tornado.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 21Z Fri Jul 11 2008. Retrieved from: https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/sfc/sfc_archive.php

Environment and Climate Change Canada Data. (2018). Canadian National Tornado Database: Verified Events (1980-2009) – Public. Retrieved from: http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/weather/products/canadian-national-tornado-database-verified-events-1980-2009-public/