Tornado touches down in Manitoba, no damage reported: Environment Canada

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It was brief, but a tornado touched down in Manitoba, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

ECCC told CTV News the twister touched down at 6:38 p.m., five kilometres east of Teulon, Man.

It was on the ground for around four to five minutes and ECCC said there are no reports of damage or injuries.

The weather agency gave the tornado a preliminary rating of EF-0. This means the tornado was weak and caused light damage.

Tornado watches and warnings had been in place Tuesday evening for the areas of Dugald, Beausejour, Grand Beach, Bissett, Victoria Beach, Nopiming Provincial Park, and Pine Falls as well as Whiteshell, Lac du Bonnet, and Pinawa.

As of 10:20 p.m. all tornado watches and warnings had ended.

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STORM INVESTIGATIONS

ECCC reported there were wind gusts recorded at 74 kilometres an hour in the Great Falls area.

ECCC said it also received unconfirmed reports of a waterspout on the South Basin of Lake Winnipeg around the same time as the tornado. These reports are being investigated.

As of Wednesday morning, ECCC is reporting the Manitoba community of Komarno received golf ball-sized hail during Tuesday’s storm, while Great Falls was hit with 25 millimetres of rain.

There are currently no weather warnings in place in the province.

ECCC meteorologists continue to look for pictures of any additional tornados or storm damage. To report any information regarding severe weather, Manitobans can call 1-800-239-0484, email [email protected], or tweet using #mbstorm.


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