Ste. Genevieve, MB F1 Tornado of May 25, 1985

Steinbach - St. Adolphe -Dominion City

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 1:00 pm CDT, which shows easterly flow across southern Manitoba. This flow became more northerly throughout the day and could have triggered storms near Oakbank along a lake-breeze boundary coming off Lake Winnipeg.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on May 25, 1985 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (WPC, 2017)

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F1 tornado touched down at 5:00 pm CDT near Ste. Genevieve, MB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC. The tornado caused no fatalities or property damage, but caused 3 injuries.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 18Z Sat May 25 1985. Retrieved from:

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