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Thunderstorm warning ended

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

Environment Canada meteorologists are currently tracking a very dangerous thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to baseball size hail and heavy rain.

This line stretches from Waskada northeast to Portage la Prairie and is moving east at 60 km/h.

According to the alert, spotters have reported up to quarter sized hail with these thunderstorms.

Extremely large hail can smash windows, destroy property and vehicles and cause life-threatening injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. 

Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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 MBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for:

Mun. of Norfolk Treherne

R.M. of Portage la Prairie incl. St. Ambroise

Mun. of North Cypress-Langford incl. Neepawa and Carberry

Mun. of Glenboro-South Cypress incl. Treesbank

Mun. of North Norfolk incl. MacGregor Sidney and Austin

R.M. of Victoria incl. Holland and Cypress River


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