Gardenton, MB F0 Tornado of August 12, 1994

Steinbach - St. Adolphe -Dominion City

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 10:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure system over Hudson Bay with a cold front extending southwest across southern Manitoba. This cold front was the focus for thunderstorms in the evening hours of August 12th, which ultimately led to this tornado in southeastern Manitoba.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 03Z on August 13, 1994 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 10:00 pm CDT near Gardenton, 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 03Z Sat Aug 13 1994. Retrieved from:

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