Russell, MB F0 Tornado of July 21, 1991

Minnedosa -Neepawa - Russell - Riding

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 4:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure on the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border with a cold front extending south across southern SK and a warm front extending southeast across Manitoba. The cold front became the focus for thunderstorms across western Manitoba, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on July 21, 1991 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 5:50 pm CDT near Russell, 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 Sun Jul 21 1991. Retrieved from:

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