Winnipegosis, MB F0 Tornado of August 8, 1995

Dauphin - Roblin - Winnipegosis

Figure 1 shows the surface observations at 4:00 pm CDT, which shows an occluding low pressure over Saskatchewan with an occluded front extending south across North Dakota. This front was the focus for thunderstorms across southern Manitoba in the early afternoon hours of August 8th, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 21Z on August 8, 1995 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 3:00 pm CDT near Winnipegosis, MB. The track 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 21Z Tue Aug 8 1995. Retrieved from:

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