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

Statements

10:23 AM CDT Wednesday 24 August 2016
Weather advisory 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 will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today.

A trough of low pressure arching east to west across the southern Interlake into southwestern Manitoba is expected to trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. With a drier air mass entering the region most of these thunderstorms will be weak. However converging winds near the trough line may provide enough rotation for funnel clouds to form.

These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.

Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous. They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distances.

Treat any funnel cloud sighting seriously. Should a funnel cloud develop nearby, prepare to take shelter. These funnel clouds usually appear with little or no warning.

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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