Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Winnipeg



Warnings

3:13 PM CDT Sunday 05 July 2020 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • City of Winnipeg

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-sized hail and wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h. At 3:10 PM CDT Doppler RADAR indicated that this severe thunderstorm was located near St. Francois Xavier and was moving toward the east at 20 km/h.

Doppler RADAR image at 3:18pm CDT

On its current path, this severe thunderstorm will mainly affect the northern half of Winnipeg. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Large hail can damage property and cause 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! Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to MBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.