Brunkild, MB F0 Tornado of July 24, 2000

Portage La Prairie - Headingly - Brunkild

Figure 1: Photograph of the 24 July 2000 Brunkild tornado (Courtesy of Pat McCarthy, Environment Canada)

Figure 2 depicts the surface observations at 1:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure system in southwestern Manitoba with a cold front extending south into North Dakota and a trough of low pressure across central Manitoba. According to Bisson and Paola (2000), several thunderstorms developed along the trough with several rounds of storms.

Figure 2. Surface analysis at 18Z on July 24, 2000 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 6:10 pm CDT near Brunkild, MB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC. The tornado caused no fatalities, injuries or property damage. According to Bisson and Paola (2000), the tornado was on the ground for approximately 10 minutes.


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