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Severe thunderstorm watches issued for Manitoba


1:28 PM CDT Saturday 23 May 2020 Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for areas in yellow:

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. Thunderstorms are developing this afternoon along a cold front stalled over southern Manitoba. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe this afternoon or this evening. 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 or tweet reports using #MBStorm.

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