Kola, MB F0 Tornado of June 17, 1987

Virden - Souris

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 7:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure across Saskatchewan with a warm front extending eastward across Manitoba and a cold front extending south. The cold front was responsible for this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 00Z on June 17, 1987 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 12:09 am CDT north of Kola, 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 00Z Wed Jun 17 1987. 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/