Tornado warning in effect for western Manitoba RM of Russell-Binscarth

By | August 19, 2020

A severe thunderstorm in the western Manitoba rural municipality of Russell-Binscarth is capable of producing a tornado, large hail and intense rainfall Wednesday evening, Environment Canada says.

Doppler radar shows a thunderstorm near Millwood, Man. — about 140 kilometres northwest of Brandon — which is moving east-southeast across the province, the weather agency reported just before 6 p.m. CT.

The storm could bring a tornado or golf ball-sized hail, Environment Canada warns.

“This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches,” the agency’s alert says.

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