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As foreshadowed in the forecast yesterday, conditions are aligning to create the potential for severe storms in the area this afternoon. The watch that's currently in place from Environment Canada is below and includes more details. Just the usual reminder that its a watch and not a warning, which means that conditions are right for this type of weather... not that something is imminent to specifically effect Brandon or any exact city or town at this time, but it does sound like its quite possible. I've included the watches and warnings link below, which they of course regularly update if they have reason to upgrade to warnings to change the state of any watch. Please feel free to use this thread to report any conditions you've observed in your part of the province should anything develop. --------------- 10:15 AM CDT Saturday 12 July 2014 Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for: City of Brandon R.M. of Cornwallis west of Shilo including Chater R.M. of Elton including Forrest R.M. of North Cypress including Carberry and Melbourne R.M. of North Norfolk including MacGregor Sydney and Austin R.M. of Oakland including Wawanesa and Carroll R.M. of South Cypress including Glenboro and Treesbank R.M. of South Norfolk including Treherne and Notre Dame R.M. of Victoria including Holland and Cypress River Severe thunderstorm conditions possible - early afternoon to early evening. Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and large hail. A sunny and warm summer day in southern Manitoba will be interrupted this afternoon by a fast moving cold front coming in from the northern Pariries. This cold front will bring gusty northwest winds of 60 or 70 km/h. More importantly, this cold front will push a line of potentially severe thunderstorms through southern Manitoba this afternoon. These thunderstorms may bring local wind gusts of 100 km/h, large hail, and brief but intense rainfall. The cold front and line of thunderstorms will pass south of the province by evening. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports to #MBStorm. http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?mb7 ---------------- To monitor anything that might be developing or heading into the area, Environment Canada radar: http://weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=XFW
Edited by Adam, 2014-07-12 11:56:41
This is not for Brandon, we're still under a watch... But a warning in place for many points Northwest: http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?mb17 Main threats for them are said to potentially be "very strong wind gusts, dime to nickel size hail and heavy rain." Good news if you want to call it that is that it's moving fast at 70 km/hr... So would blow over faster than an average storm. Brandon said to still be very much under a watch.
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