What is the Manitoba tornado?
"Manitoba tornado" could refer to any tornado that occurs in the Canadian province of Manitoba. There are two tornadoes that ocurred in Manitoba in recent years that were fairly well documented. The first and most famous of the two was the F5 tornado that hit the edge of Elie, Manitoba on June 22, 2007. The tornado was caught on video tearing a well-constructed brick house from its foundation and throwing it several hundred feet. There were no deaths or serious injuries. The next day a very large tornado destroyed several farm houses near the town of Pipestone, Manitoba. The tornado was officially an F3, but it may have been stronger. This tornado is best known for the close range footage taken of it by storm chaser Reed Timmer.