Manitoba

Tornado watches lifted, thunderstorm watches, warnings remain in effect in Interlake, Westman

Tornado watches were lifted in western Manitoba Wednesday night, though severe thunderstorm watches and warnings persisted into the evening in the same area, as well as in the Interlake and parts of the east of the province.

Low pressure system sweeping east into Manitoba brings risk of heavy rain, strong winds

Dark clouds with a landspout tornado is seen on a farm field.
A photo from May shows an apparent landspout tornado touching down in Saskatchewan. Environment Canada issued tornado watches and warnings Wednesday night in parts of western Manitoba due to a system moving into the province from Saskatchewan. They were lifted between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. (Dusty Munsch/Twitter)

Tornado watches were lifted in western Manitoba Wednesday night, though severe thunderstorm watches and warnings persisted into the evening in the same area, as well as in the Interlake and parts of the east of the province.

Environment Canada issued the tornado watches just after 6 p.m. for Dauphin, Russell, Roblin, Winnipegosis, Swam River, and Duck Mountain and Porcupine provincial forests, then upgraded those to tornado warnings shortly after 9 p.m.

The warnings were then downgraded again to watches before being lifted entirely after 10 p.m.

A low pressure system sweeping east triggered at least two tornadoes in Saskatchewan, and that system caused the possibility of strong winds, hail and heavy rain in Manitoba

As of 10:45 p.m., thunderstorm warnings were also in effect for Grand Rapids, Waterhen, Arborg, Hecla, Fisher River, Gypsumville and Ashern, Ste. Rose, McCreary, Alonsa and Gladstone.

Severe thunderstorm watches remained in effect for:

  • Berens River, Little Grand Rapids, Bloodvein and Atikaki.
  • Brandon, Neepawa, Carberry and Treherne.
  • Minnedosa and Riding Mountain National Park.
  • Poplar River.

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