La Broquerie, MB F2 Tornado of July 5, 1988

Steinbach - St. Adolphe -Dominion City

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 4:00 am CDT, which shows a stationary front just south of the Manitoba border. This front was the focus for intense thunderstorms across southeastern Manitoba in the early morning hours of July 5th. The path/width of this tornado was estimated using satellite imagery.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 09Z on July 5, 1988 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 4:00 am CDT near La Broquerie, 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 09Z Tue Jul 5 1988. Retrieved from:

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