Tornado watches issued for SE Manitoba and NW Ontario

In Manitoba

Watches

1:17 PM CDT Monday 08 June 2020 Tornado watch in effect for:

  • Buffalo Point Res. and Northwest Angle Prov. Forest

  • R.M. of Piney incl. Sandilands and Sprague

  • 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

  • Falcon Lake and West Hawk Lake

  • L.G. of Pinawa incl. Seven Sisters Falls

  • Pointe du Bois

  • R.M. of Lac Du Bonnet

  • R.M. of Reynolds incl. Ste. Rita Hadashville and Rennie

  • R.M. of Whitemouth incl. Elma

  • Shoal Lake Reserves

Conditions this afternoon are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. In addition to tornadoes, these thunderstorms have the potential to produce hail larger than the size of golfballs and wind gusts in excess of 110 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.

Large supercell on the MB/ON border at 8pm CDT. Possible radar simulation by HRRR latest model run.

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.



In Ontario


Watches

2:15 PM EDT Monday 08 June 2020 Tornado watch in effect for:

  • Dryden - Vermilion Bay

  • Ignace - English River

  • Fort Frances - Emo - Rainy River

  • Seine River Village - Mine Centre

  • Kenora - Grassy Narrows - Whitedog

  • Sioux Narrows - Nestor Falls - Morson

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Hazards: - A few tornadoes. - Ping pong ball to tennis ball size hail. - Damaging wind gusts of 100 to 130 km/h. Locations: Portions of Northwestern Ontario near and south of Highway 17 including Kenora, Dryden and Fort Frances. Timing: Late this afternoon through late this evening. Remember, a Tornado Watch means tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are possible in and close to the watch area. 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. The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.