Severe thunderstorm watches issued for SW Manitoba


Watches

3:26 PM CDT Wednesday 17 July 2019 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. Clearing skies in western Manitoba and portions of eastern Saskatchewan combined with an approaching upper disturbance have resulted in scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. In addition, thunderstorms developing in northern North Dakota and northern Minnesota are drifting northward into the southern Red River Valley and southeastern Manitoba. Some of these storms may be severe. The threat of severe weather should end from west to east later this evening.


Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 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! 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.

Statements

2:53 PM CST Wednesday 17 July 2019 Weather advisory in effect for areas in grey:


Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today. These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado. Treat any funnel cloud sighting seriously. Should a funnel cloud develop nearby, prepare to take shelter. These funnel clouds usually appear with little or no warning.

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