Winnipeg, MB F0 Tornado of June 1, 2009

City of Winnipeg

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 pm CDT, which shows a low pressure over Winnipeg with a stationary front extending east and a cold front across Southwestern Manitoba. The low and stationary front became the focus for thunderstorm activity in the evening hours of June 1st, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 00Z on June 2, 2009 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 7:18 pm CDT in the City of Winnipeg, 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 00Z Tue Jun 2 2009. Retrieved from:

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