First tornado watch of the year issued for Manitoba


Watches


2:34 PM CDT Thursday 11 July 2019 Tornado watch in effect for areas in yellow


Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop over southern Manitoba late this afternoon and progress eastward into the evening. The main hazards with these thunderstorms will be large hail, strong winds and heavy downpours. In addition, isolated tornadoes are possible into the early evening hours.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.



Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes.