Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB F2 Tornado of June 25, 2001

Killarney - Pilot Mound - Manitou

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 1:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure system in southern Manitoba with a warm front extending east across northwestern Ontario and a stationary front extending southwest across North Dakota. The stationary front was the focus for intense thunderstorms across southern Manitoba in the early afternoon hours of June 25nd, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on June 25, 2001 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (WPC, 2017)

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F2 tornado touched down at 2:30 pm CDT near Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB. The tornado travelled for 8 km and had a maximum width of 250 metres. The tornado caused no fatalities, injuries or property damage.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 18Z Mon Jun 25 2001. Retrieved from:

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