Glen Bay, MB F0 Tornado of July 24, 1997

Selkirk - Gimli - Stonewall - Woodlands

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 1:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure system over Churchill with a cold front extending south across southern Manitoba. This front became the focus for thunderstorms in the early afternoon hours of July 24th, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on July 24, 1997 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 1:25 pm CDT near Glen Bay, 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). SSurface analysis 18Z Thu Jul 24 1997. Retrieved from:

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