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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

First Tornado of the Season in Manitoba

The first tornado of the season has been confirmed in Manitoba.

The tornado was reported southeast of Letellier, Manitoba on May 3, 2019.

A brief tornado was observed approximately 6 km southeast of Letellier, Manitoba.

A dust cloud was seen at the base of the funnel, however, there are no reports of damage at this time. Therefore, this tornado has been given a preliminary rating of EF0.

This was considered a landspout tornado that was generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous. They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs, or toss debris short distances.

Environment Canada continues to look for additional pictures of the tornado or damage it may have caused. Should you have any information regarding this event, or to report severe weather at any time, please call 1-800-239-0484, send an email to, or tweet to #MBstorm.

Based on ECCC Data


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