Swan River, MB F0 Tornado of June 17, 2003

Swan River - Duck Mountain - Porcupine

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 pm CDT, which shows a a cold front moving across central Manitoba. This front became the focus for thunderstorms in the evening hours of June 17th, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 00Z on June 18, 2003 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 7:45 pm CDT near Swan River, MB. The path 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 00Z Wed Jun 18 2003. Retrieved from: https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/sfc/sfc_archive.php

Environment and Climate Change Canada Data. (2018). Canadian National Tornado Database: Verified Events (1980-2009) – Public. Retrieved from: http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/weather/products/canadian-national-tornado-database-verified-events-1980-2009-public/