Severe thunderstorm watches, warnings end for southeastern Manitoba

By | June 20, 2020

WINNIPEG — UPDATE: As of approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday, all thunderstorm watches and warnings for southeastern Manitoba had ended.

EARLIER: Much of southern Manitoba could see severe thunderstorms Saturday night.

Environment Canada said it is tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to toonie size hail and heavy rain.

The weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the following areas:

  • Steinbach – St. Adolphe – Emerson – Vita – Richer area
  • Sprague – Northwest Angle Provincial Forest
  • Whiteshell – Lac du Bonnet – Pinawa

Environment Canada has also issued thunderstorm watches for:

  • Bissett – Victoria Beach – Nopiming Prov. Park – Pine Falls
  • City of Winnipeg
  • Dugald – Beausejour – Grand Beach
  • Selkirk – Gimli – Stonewall – Woodlands

If threatening weather approaches, Environment Canada says to take cover immediately.

It is also reminding residents that lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.

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