Long Plain, MB F0 Tornado of June 17, 1990

Portage La Prairie - Headingly - Brunkild

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 1:00 pm CDT, which shows an occluding low pressure over northern Minnesota. This low brought northerly flow across southern Manitoba, which likely induced lake-breeze boundaries (LBB) south of Lake Manitoba. These LBB were likely the cause of initiating storms in the afternoon hours of June 17th, which ultimately led to three tornadoes across southern Manitoba:

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on June 17, 1990 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 2:40 pm CDT near Long Plain Reserve, 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 18Z Sun Jun 17 1990. 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/