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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

posted Aug 12, 2015, 8:36 AM by Kathy Carr
Issued at 10:05 Wednesday 12 August 2015

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain. Thunderstorms are expected at various times throughout the day through much of Southern Manitoba as a trough of low pressure crosses the region. Some of these thunderstorms may be severe with large hail and damaging winds being the primary threats. This watch will likely continue into this evening Fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious 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. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Stay indoors when a thunderstorm strikes. There isn't a place outside that is safe during a thunderstorm. Stay away from all windows, skylights and doors. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #MBStorm.
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