Tourond, MB F0 Tornado of May 31, 2008

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Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 4:00 pm CDT, which shows a cold front moving across Southern Manitoba. This front triggered thunderstorms across Southeastern Manitoba in the afternoon hours of May 31st, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on May 31, 2008 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 4:52 pm CDT near Tourond, MB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC. No property damage was documented for this tornado.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 21Z Sat May 31 2008. Retrieved from:

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