Near Gillam Airport, MB F0 Tornado of August 5, 1996


Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 4:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure system over Churchill with a cold front extending south across northwestern Ontario.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on August 5, 1996 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 4:06 pm CDT 24 km west of Gillam Airport, 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 21Z Mon Aug 5 1996. Retrieved from:

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