Near Rossburn, MB F0 Tornado of August 18, 1994

Minnedosa -Neepawa - Russell - Riding

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 1:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure system over North Dakota with a stationary front extending southeast across Minnesota and a cold front extending southwest across South Dakota. The low eventually moved northeast and triggered thunderstorms across southern Manitoba, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on August 18, 1994 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 4:30 pm CDT near Rossburn, 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 Thu Aug 18 1994. Retrieved from:

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