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Impressive supercell heading for Virden, MB

An impressive supercell dropping ping pong size hail has developed on the Saskatchewan/Manitoba this afternoon. Below is a loop of the supercell as it heads towards Virden, MB at 3:45pm CDT:


3:31 PM CDT Sunday 25 August 2019 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • R.M. of Pipestone incl. Oak Lake Res.

  • R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth incl. Virden Elkhorn and Kenton

At 3:31 p.m. CDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a dangerous thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to golf ball size hail and heavy rain. This severe thunderstorm is currently located near Kola and is tracking to the east at 20 km/h.

Golf ball sized hail was recently reported near Kola.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 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. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

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