Severe thunderstorm watch for southern Manitoba

By | May 23, 2020

Much of southwestern Manitoba could see major thunderstorms on Saturday night.

According to Environment Canada, thunderstorms are developing along a cold front stalled over southern Manitoba, prompting them to issue an alert.

Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm watches for the following areas:

  • City of Winnipeg                             
  • Dugald – Beausejour – Grand Beach                       
  • Killarney – Pilot Mound – Manitou                           
  • Morden – Winkler – Altona – Morris                        
  • Portage la Prairie – Headingley – Brunkild – Carman                          
  • Selkirk – Gimli – Stonewall – Woodlands                
  • Steinbach – St. Adolphe – Emerson – Vita – Richer

The Portage la Prairie and Killarney regions are under a severe thudersdtorm warning.

A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. A warning means a storm is imminent.

Environment Canada is reminding people that severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes and that lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.

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