Tornado Watch for Southern Manitoba

 

Active for next 12 hours · Environment Canada This alert has been updated.

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

A warm front moving into southeastern Saskatchewan will trigger severe thunderstorms this afternoon. These thunderstorms could have the potential to produce a tornado. These thunderstorms will move into extreme southwestern Manitoba as the afternoon progresses.

In addition to the threat of a tornado, these storms will also be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.

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This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.

Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes.

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

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Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

 

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