Deloraine, MB F1 Tornado of August 8, 1992

Melita - Boissevain - Turtle Mountains

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 7:00 pm CDT, which shows a cold front moving across southern Manitoba. This front was the focus for intense thunderstorms in the evening hours of August 8th, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 00Z on August 8, 1992 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (WPC, 2017)

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F1 tornado touched down at 8:00 pm CDT 11 km north of Deloraine, 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 Sun Aug 9 1992. Retrieved from:

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