Tornado watch issued for SE Manitoba

Updated: Jun 8

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Watches

2:12 PM CDT Sunday 07 June 2020 Tornado watch in effect for:


  • Mun. of Emerson-Franklin incl. Roseau River

  • R.M. of De Salaberry incl. St-Pierre-Jolys and St. Malo

  • R.M. of Hanover incl. Steinbach Niverville and Grunthal

  • R.M. of La Broquerie incl. Marchand

  • R.M. of Ritchot incl. St. Adolphe and Ste. Agathe

  • R.M. of Ste. Anne incl. Richer

  • R.M. of Stuartburn incl. Zhoda Vita and Sundown

  • R.M. of Tache incl. Lorette Ste-Geneviève and Landmark



Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. In addition to tornadoes, these thunderstorms have the potential to produce hail to the size of baseballs and wind gusts in excess of 120 km/h. The tornado threat will diminish late this evening.This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: 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 watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce 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.