Hilbre, MB F0 Tornado of August 25, 1983

Arborg - Hecla - Fisher River - Gypsumville

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 7:00 am CDT, which shows a cold front moving across western Manitoba. Prefrontal storms likely developed ahead of the cold front, triggering thunderstorms, which ultimately led to two tornadoes near Holland on this day and this one near Hilbre.

Figure 1. Surface weather map for August 25, 1983 at 7:00 am CDT (NOAA, 2020).

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F0 tornado touched down at 3:00 am CDT near Hilbre, MB. The track and width of this tornado was not documented by ECCC. The tornado caused no injuries, fatalities or property damage.


NOAA Central Library. (2020). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Thursday August 25, 1983 [PDF]. Retrieved from https://library.noaa.gov/Collections/Digital-Collections/US-Daily-Weather-Maps

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/