Neepawa, MB F0 Tornado of June 10, 1994

Minnedosa -Neepawa - Russell - Riding

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 4:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure system on the North Dakota/Manitoba border. This low would have brought southwesterly flow across southern Manitoba. Terrain interactions with the Manitoba Escarpment and possible lake-breeze interactions from Lake Manitoba likely triggered thunderstorms in southwestern Manitoba, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on June 10, 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 4:20 pm CDT near Neepawa, 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 Fri Jun 10 1994. Retrieved from:

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