Manitoba

2 tornadoes, 1 funnel cloud seen in southern Manitoba during wild weather day

Dark clouds, rain, hail and three possible tornadoes were spotted in southern Manitoba as a storm system crossed through the province. Environment Canada has ended the tornado warnings, but some warnings are still in place.

Tornadoes track through Stockton, Margaret; funnel cloud spotted north of Hartney

The clouds were dark north of Hartney, Man., just before 5 p.m. CT in this photo by Manitoba WX. (Manitoba WX @swmanitoba/Twitter)

Dark clouds, rain, hail and two tornadoes were spotted in southern Manitoba as a storm system crossed through the province on Wednesday.

Environment Canada ended the tornado warnings in Manitoba but as of 4:48 a.m. CT Thursday, severe thunderstorm warnings remained in place in the regional municipality of Fisher, as well as the Jackhead, Peguis and Fisher River reserves.

Check the latest watches and warnings online.

Shannon Bileski took this photo just after 5 p.m. near Hartney, Man. (Shannon Bileski/Twitter @shannbil)

Two tornadoes and one funnel cloud were spotted in southern Manitoba in the evening, Environment Canada said. 

  • A brief tornado touched down near Margaret, about 230 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg, at about 5:15 p.m.
  • A funnel cloud was spotted just north of Hartney at about 5 p.m.
  • Northeast of Glenboro around 6 p.m., there were reports of downed power poles and snapped trees.
  • There was a tornado that moved into Stockton at about 5:30 p.m., Environment Canada said. There was damage to property, but meteorologist John Paul Cragg said it could also be due to strong winds. 
Ian McMillan grabbed this photo near Margaret, Man., at around 5:15 p.m. (Ian McMillan/Twitter)
There was damage reported in Stockton, Man., where a possible tornado touched down. (@Conway30789074/Twitter)

Morden, Winkler, Glenboro, Stockton reported heavy amounts of rain, Environment Canada said. People were sharing photos and videos of flooded streets online.

The streets were filled with water after the storm in Morden, Man. (Marlin Froese/Twitter)

Winds also blew around trees and power lines in the province. The strongest was in Morden, where the wind was gusting to 111 km/h, Cragg said. The wind was up to 95 km/h in Winkler, where trees and silos were blown over. 

Marcus Wiebe said it was good the silo in Winkler fell over, not taking down anything with it. (@mwiebe_479/Twitter)
Trees covered a street in Winkler, Man. (Jeremy Harder/Twitter @jertam1)

There were reports of toonie-sized hail, Cragg said, and a lot of nickle-sized hail fell in Brandon earlier in the night for about two minutes. 

Hail fell throughout southern Manitoba including this batch in Brandon. (@TalkingMomcents)