Southern Manitoba under severe thunderstorm warning

By | June 20, 2020

Much of southern Manitoba could see severe thunderstorms Saturday night.

Environment Canada said it is tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel-sized hail and heavy rain.

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

  • Killarney – Pilot Mound – Manitou
  • Morden – Winkler – Altona – Morris

Environment Canada has also issued thunderstorm watches for:

  • Bissett – Victoria Beach – Nopiming Prov. Park – Pine Falls
  • City of Winnipeg
  • Dugald – Beausejour – Grand Beach
  • Portage la Prairie – Headingley – Brunkild – Carman
  • Selkirk – Gimli – Stonewall – Woodlands
  • Sprague – Northwest Angle Provincial Forest
  • Steinbach – St. Adolphe – Emerson – Vita – Richer
  • Whiteshell – Lac du Bonnet – Pinawa

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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