UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch changed to severe thunderstorm warning

Source: Environment Canada

 

11:49 PM CDT Thursday 10 June 2021
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • City of Brandon
  • Mun. of Glenboro-South Cypress incl. Treesbank
  • Mun. of North Cypress-Langford incl. Neepawa and Carberry
  • Mun. of North Norfolk incl. MacGregor Sidney and Austin
  • Mun. of Oakland-Wawanesa incl. Carroll
  • R.M. of Cornwallis west of Shilo incl. Chater
  • R.M. of Elton incl. Forrest
  • R.M. of Victoria incl. Holland and Cypress River

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing winds in excess of 90 km/h.

At 11:48 PM CDT Doppler RADAR indicated that this line of severe thunderstorms stretched from Elphinstone to Brandon to Boissevain and was moving toward the east at 60 km/h.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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.

 

Environment Canada Issues A Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Brandon Region

As of 9:56 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021, Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Brandon region including

  • City of Brandon
  • Mun. of Glenboro-South Cypress incl. Treesbank
  • Mun. of Norfolk Treherne
  • Mun. of North Cypress-Langford incl. Neepawa and Carberry
  • Mun. of North Norfolk incl. MacGregor Sidney and Austin
  • Mun. of Oakland-Wawanesa incl. Carroll
  • R.M. of Cornwallis west of Shilo incl. Chater
  • R.M. of Elton incl. Forrest
  • R.M. of Victoria incl. Holland and Cypress River

 

Thunderstorms are moving into southwestern Manitoba from Saskatchewan and North Dakota. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe with winds in excess of 90 km/h and quarter-sized hail the main threats.

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. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 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 MBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

 

For more details visit the Environment Canada website here