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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

posted Jun 16, 2016, 9:03 AM by Kathy Carr
Issued at 10:28 Thursday 16 June 2016

An area of showers and thunderstorms will move out of the area this morning. A very unsettled airmass will persist in the wake this first area of precipitation. Severe thunderstorms are possible later this afternoon and into the evening hours.

Large hail can damage property and cause 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!

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 storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #MBStorm.

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