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Dauphin Countryfest interrupted because of severe storms

Severe storms impacted Dauphin's Countryfest this evening. The mainstage was evacuated earlier because of lightning:

Latest watches/warnings go here:


7:23 PM CDT Saturday 29 June 2019 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for areas in red:

At 7:23 p.m. CDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking an area of dangerous thunderstorms capable of producing damaging wind gusts, up to toonie size hail and heavy rain. An area of severe thunderstorms is moving through western Manitoba. These severe thunderstorms have produced nickel to golfball sized hail and locally heavy downpours. These thunderstorms will persist into the evening and continue to track eastward. Strong gusty winds and large hail are likely this evening.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

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