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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

posted Jun 9, 2016, 2:41 PM by Kathy Carr
Issued at 15:23 Thursday 09 June 2016

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain.

Severe thunderstorms which are developing in Saskatchewan this afternoon will move into western Manitoba this evening. Large hail and damaging wind gusts will be the main threats with these thunderstorms. The system should move eastward and weaken during the overnight hours.

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. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 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 storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #MBStorm.

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