Halbstadt, MB F0 Tornado of May 25, 2008

Morden - Winkler - Altona - Emerson - Morris

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 4:00 pm CDT, which shows a stationary front across Southern Manitoba. This front was the focus for thunderstorms in the afternoon hours of May 25th, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on May 25, 2008 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 4:25 pm CDT near Halbstadt, MB. The path of the tornado was not documented by ECCC, but its maximum width was 90 metres. No property damage was documented for this tornado.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 21Z Sun May 25 2008. Retrieved from: https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/sfc/sfc_archive.php

Environment and Climate Change Canada Data. (2018). Canadian National Tornado Database: Verified Events (1980-2009) – Public. Retrieved from: http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/weather/products/canadian-national-tornado-database-verified-events-1980-2009-public/