Wind warnings issued for southern Manitoba, with gusts of up to 90 km/h expected

By | September 6, 2020

Communities in south-central and southeastern Manitoba, including Winnipeg, are under a wind warning on Sunday, as meteorologists predict damaging gusts will form over the Red River Valley.

That’s expected to happen sometime Sunday afternoon, Environment Canada said in a warning issued at 4:23 a.m.

Strong northwesterly winds that may cause damage are forecast to gradually subside by Sunday evening, the warning said.

That wind could cause damage to buildings, including roof shingles and windows. High winds may also throw loose objects or break tree branches, the warning said.

As of early Sunday morning, the wind warning includes the City of Winnipeg and the following regions:

  • Dugald-Beausejour-Grand Beach.
  • Morden-Winkler-Altona-Morris.
  • Portage la Prairie-Headingley-Brunkild-Carman.
  • Selkirk-Gimli-Stonewall-Woodlands.
  • Steinbach-St. Adolphe-Emerson-Vita-Richer.

A large swath of the province that includes most of southern Manitoba is also under a special weather statement. That statement details a risk of strong winds Sunday afternoon and possible frost on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

An Alberta clipper — a fast-moving, low-pressure weather system — is passing across the Prairies, bringing showers, strong winds and cool temperatures in that part of Manitoba, the statement said.

A full list of affected municipalities is available on Environment Canada’s website.

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