Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Winnipeg and most of southern Manitoba on Tuesday afternoon, August 2, 2022.
Severe storms are possible later in the afternoon and early evening as a trough of low pressure and a cold front push into a humid air mass. According to the national forecaster if any thunderstorms develop they will be capable of producing damaging hail, damaging wind gusts, torrential rain, and the risk of an isolated tornado.
A tornado watch has also been issued for the Selkirk, Stonewall and Woodlands area including:
- R.M. of Armstrong incl. Chatfield Inwood and Narcisse
- R.M. of Coldwell incl. Lundar and Clarkleigh
- R.M. of Gimli incl. Winnipeg Beach and Arnes
- R.M. of Rockwood incl. Teulon Stonewall and Stony Mountain
- R.M. of Rosser incl. Meadows
- R.M. of St. Andrews incl. Selkirk Lockport and Ponemah
- R.M. of St. Laurent incl. Oak Point
- R.M. of West St. Paul incl. Middlechurch and Rivercrest
- R.M. of Woodlands incl. Warren and Lake Francis
If a tornado develops or a tornado warning is issued you are advised to seek shelter. 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.
Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.
Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes.
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