Parts of southern Manitoba near U.S. border under severe thunderstorm warning

By | June 20, 2020

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Morden-Winkler area in southern Manitoba.

Environment Canada said meteorologists were tracking a severe thunderstorm as of about 3:38 p.m. that was capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to toonie-sized hail and heavy rain.

There is a line of severe thunderstorms stretching from Rosengart to McTavish and moving east at 30 km/h, Environment Canada said.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for:

  • Municipality of Rhineland including Altona, Plum Coulee and Gretna.
  • RM of Montcalm including St. Jean Baptiste.
  • RM of Morris incl.uding Rosenort and Aubigny.
  • RM of De Salaberry including St-Pierre-Jolys and St. Malo.

A watch was also issued for Winnipeg and parts of southern and southeastern Manitoba earlier Saturday.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain,” read a bulletin from the service. 

Along with the City of Winnipeg, the watch also includes: 

  •    Killarney, Pilot Mound and Manitou.
  •    Selkirk, Gimli, Stonewall and Woodlands.
  •    Portage la Prairie, Headingley, Brunkild and Carman.
  •    Dugald, Beausejour and Grand Beach.
  •    Morden, Winkler, Altona and Morris.
  •    Steinbach, St. Adolphe, Emerson, Vita and Richer.
  •    Bissett, Victoria Beach, Nopiming Provincial Park and Pine Falls.
  •    Whiteshell, Lac du Bonnet and Pinawa.
  •    Sprague and Northwest Angle Provincial Forest.

“A low pressure system will trigger thunderstorms in southern Manitoba this afternoon and evening. Some of these thunderstorm may become severe,” the bulletin said. 

Winnipeg is expected to reach a high of 22 C on Saturday with a few showers expected through the afternoon. 

The normal high for this time of year is 24 C. 

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