Fisher Branch, MB F0 Tornado of June 12, 1990

Arborg - Hecla - Fisher River - Gypsumville

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 1:00 am CDT, which shows a cold front moving across Manitoba. This front was the focus for thunderstorms, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 06Z on June 12, 1990 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 2:00 am CDT near Fisher Branch, 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 06Z Tue Jun 12 1990. Retrieved from:

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