The Pas, MB F0 Tornado of May 27, 1998

The Pas - Wanless - Westray - Clearwater Lake

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 1:00 pm CDT, which shows a stationary front across central Manitoba. This front was the focus for thunderstorm activity, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on May 27, 1998 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 11:50 am CDT near The Pas, 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 18Z Wed May 27 1998. Retrieved from:

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