A small tornado formed Tuesday evening south of Letellier in rural Manitoba.
Local resident Josh Penner captured a photo of the landspout twister in his fields at about 5:45 p.m.
Environment and Climate Change Canada has classified the tiny tornado as EF0, the lowest rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is used to rate a tornado’s power.
“A dust cloud was seen at the base of the funnel, but there were no reports of damage. Therefore, this tornado has been given a preliminary rating of EF0,” they said.
“This was considered a landspout tornado, generated by weak rotation under rapidly-growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous as they can topple trees, damage roofs, or toss debris a short distance.”
It doesn’t appear the tornado caused any damage.
The weather service said they are hoping others have photos of the twister and if they do, they can call 1-800-239-0484, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send out a tweet with the hashtag #mbstorm.