Chortitz, MB F0 Tornado of May 9, 2000

Morden - Winkler - Altona - Emerson - Morris

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 pm CDT, which shows a stationary front across Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This front was the focus for thunderstorms across southern Manitoba, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 00Z on May 10, 2000 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 8:00 pm CDT near Chortitz, 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 00Z Wed May 10 2000. Retrieved from:

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