Alerts for: Portage la Prairie - Headingley - Brunkild - Carman

Watches

1:40 PM CDT Saturday 23 July 2016
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • R.M. of Cartier incl. Elie St. Eustache and Springstein
  • R.M. of Dufferin incl. Carman Roseisle and Homewood
  • R.M. of Grey incl. St. Claude Elm Creek and Fannystelle
  • R.M. of Headingley
  • R.M. of Macdonald incl. Brunkild Starbuck and La Salle
  • R.M. of Portage la Prairie incl. St. Ambroise
  • R.M. of St. François Xavier

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain.

An unsettled airmass in the wake of the rainfall earlier today has led to favourable conditions for severe thunderstorm development later this afternoon and into the early evening.

Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #MBStorm.

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