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Severe thunderstorms impacting SW Manitoba this morning


7:56 AM CDT Saturday 24 August 2019 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for areas in red:

At 7:56 a.m. CDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing pea to dime size hail and torrential rain.

A slow moving line of thunderstorms has developed this morning over southwestern Manitoba. It currently sits along a line from Pierson northeastwards through Brandon and onwards to Lake Manitoba.

This line is nearly stationary and is producing rainfall rates in excess of 50 mm/hr. Localized storm-total rainfalls may exceed 75 mm. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. 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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