Tornado touches down near Alexander, MB


Kyle Brittain from The Weather Network just reported a tornado at 5:42pm near Alexander, Manitoba. Other storm chasers have confirmed the touchdown as well.

A tornado warning is still in effect:

Radar at 5:41pm CDT


Warnings

5:23 PM CDT Thursday 13 August 2020 Tornado warning in effect for:

  • R.M. of Whitehead incl. Alexander and Beresford

  • Riverdale Mun. incl. Rivers and Wheatland

At 5:23 p.m. CDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible. This thunderstorm is about 8 km south east of Harding and traveling east at 30 km/h.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately. Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes. 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.



Warnings

5:50 PM CDT Thursday 13 August 2020 Tornado warning in effect for:

  • R.M. of Cornwallis west of Shilo incl. Chater

At 5:50 p.m. CDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible. This thunderstorm 1km east of Alexander and traveling east at 30km/h. This thunderstorm has a history of producing a tornado. There is an additional thunderstorm is 6 km north of Alexander and traveling east at 30 km/h. This thunderstorm has a history of reporting funnel clouds.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately. Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes. 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.


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