Lilyfield, MB F0 Tornado of July 13, 2003

Selkirk - Gimli - Stonewall - Woodlands

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 pm CDT, which shows a cold front moving through Manitoba. This front became the focus for thunderstorms across southern Manitoba, which ultimately led to this tornado in the early afternoon hours of July 13th.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 00Z on July 14, 2003 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 11:55 am CDT near Lilyfield, MB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC. The tornado caused no fatalities, injuries or documented property damage.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 00Z Mon Jul 14 2003. Retrieved from:

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