Vita, MB F0 Tornado of June 28, 1996

Steinbach - St. Adolphe -Dominion City

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 10:00 pm CDT, which shows a stationary front extending south across south-central Manitoba. This front was the focus for thunderstorms across southeastern Manitoba in the evening hours of June 28th, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 03Z on June 29, 1996 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 10:30 pm CDT near Vita, MB. The track of the tornado was not documented by ECCC, but its maximum width was 1.5 km. The tornado caused no fatalities, injuries or property damage.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 03Z Sat Jun 29 1996. Retrieved from:

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