dimanche 21 juillet 2013

Tornado Watch in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Risk of tornadoes late this afternoon into early this evening.

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms with the potential to produce tornadoes.

These severe thunderstorms will also have the potential to produce very large hail..Flooding rain..Deadly lightning and powerful winds. Use this time to secure outdoor property and to ensure family members and co-workers are prepared to take action should the severe weather approach.

Environment Canada continues to monitor the situation closely for severe thunderstorm development and possible tornado warnings. Please continue to monitor your local media or weatheradio for further updates.

Should severe weather approach or if you feel threatened do not wait for warnings to take action..Take shelter immediately.

Should you spot a funnel cloud or tornado...And only if it is safe to do so...You can call 1-800-239-0484 to report your sighting. Please note this phone number is for reporting severe weather only.

A cold front moving through Extreme Southeastern Saskatchewan is expected to push into Southwestern Manitoba and trigger severe thunderstorms late this afternoon. Large hail, damaging winds, torrential downpours and frequent lightning are possible with any storms that develop. In addition, there is the potential for tornadoes to develop in extreme Southwest Manitoba, where a tornado watch remains in effect.

Severe storms should move out of the province by late this evening.

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