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6/28/2018 8:46:48 PM
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Weather Alert - June 28

copied from the Weather Network  
Issued at 20:00 Thursday 28 June 2018  
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.  
Severe thunderstorms developing in eastern Montana and North Dakota will continue to push into southern Manitoba late this evening and overnight into Friday morning.  
Wind gusts greater than 90 km/h, up to golf ball sized hail and rainfall amounts of 50 to 70 mm will be possible with these thunderstorms.  
The risk of severe weather will taper off from west to east overnight but could persist until the morning hours.  
This severe thunderstorm watch may be expanded towards the Ontario border later this evening as the system continues to develop.  
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.  
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #MBStorm.


6/28/2018 10:47:28 PM
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She’s shaping up to be a wet night. If you believe in future radar, rain by midnight and storminess a couple hrs or so after that as far as Brandon itself at least:


6/28/2018 11:16:42 PM
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wet and then there's wet...

I just saw on #ndwx that someplace just south of the border (south of Carduff SK) has gotten 254mm as of 9 p.m.  
I would be happy with a good inch or two, but not 10+ inches!  
It's a super-slow moving complex. Hopefully it will mostly die out before hitting us.  
Warnings are up for Melita & area.


6/28/2018 11:24:24 PM
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more rain

Here's what's on tap... latest just south of the border!!  


6/29/2018 5:54:44 AM
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Rain amount

I have 4/10 of an inch in my rain gauge this morning in central Brandon. It sounded like a lot more than that last night.

don brown

6/29/2018 6:11:14 AM
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We needed rain

Yesterday the corn crop was really suffering, but what we received last night was not a storm but a welcome rain, checked the rain gauge and just a little over 5/10, another half an inch would help get through another week.


6/29/2018 10:13:56 AM
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F8 said "I have 4/10 of an inch in my rain gauge this morning in central Brandon. It sounded like a lot more than that last night. "

I was surprised too considering the light show and the noise, but weather page is showing about 8mm at two different spots in Brandon so must be something to it. Must have been just a nice steady rain for those of us at the Northern part of the system. We’ll take it!


6/29/2018 11:09:52 AM
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Yeah, we got about 10 mm here in Riverheights. It sure sounded like it was more when I was up with baby but I guess it was a nice, light steady rain. The ground would have had time to absorb it too, instead of a downpour.

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