Fisher Branch, MB F0 Tornado of June 12, 1993

Arborg - Hecla - Fisher River - Gypsumville

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 4:00 pm CDT, which shows an occluding low pressure over southern Saskatchewan with a warm front extending northeast across Manitoba and a cold front extending south across southwestern Manitoba. The cold front became the focus for intense thunderstorms across southern Manitoba in the afternoon and evening hours of June 12th, which ultimately led to several tornadoes.

Several tornadoes occurred on this day:

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on June 12, 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 8:30 pm CDT near Fisher Branch, MB. The tornado travelled 500 metres and had a maximum width of 10 metres. The tornado caused no fatalities, injuries or property damage.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 21Z Sat Jun 12 1993. Retrieved from:

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