Lost Lake, MB F0 Tornado of May 14, 1998

Whiteshell - Lac du Bonnet - Pinawa

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 1:00 pm CDT, which shows a stationary front on the Manitoba/Ontario border. This front was the focus for showers and thunderstorms across southeastern Manitoba, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on May 14, 1998 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 2:00 pm CDT near Lost Lake, MB. The path 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 Thu May 14 1998. 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/