Tornado in Manitoba

Posted by on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Yesterday was a very active day in Manitoba and there were some significant weather events.

A strong low pressure system and associated cold front tracked northward from Montana into Southeast Saskatchewan Monday evening. Intense thunderstorms developed over Western Manitoba Monday evening as the hot humid airmass encountered this system.

There are reports that a large tornado developed just north of Pierson, MB at 8:30 PM CDT and tracked northward and was on the ground for an incredible 2.5 to 3 hours with the last report of the tornado received around 11 PM north of Virden.

Video of this tornado showed a large wedge on the ground at times. At this time no significant damage or injuries have been received outside of some damage to a farm site near Tilston MB last evening.
Environment Canada plans to send a storm damage survey team to western Manitoba today to assess any damage and determine the exact track of the tornado and determine the strength of the tornado based on the damage.

There was also quater sized hail near Pierson, a peak wind gust of 93 km/h in Reston, and a total of 75 mm of rain fell in Virden between 9 PM and 12 AM.

Based on EC Data

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