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Alerts in Effect

Wind Warning

Issued at 16:39 Tuesday 17 October 2017

A very intense low pressure system will track through northern Manitoba Wednesday. This system will bring very strong westerly winds with gusts of 90 km/h to areas in western Manitoba, Red River Valley and the Interlake. Strong winds will develop in western Manitoba overnight and begin early Wednesday morning for the Red River Valley and Interlake. In addition, certain wind prone areas in the lee of the Duck and Riding Mountains are likely to get gusts of 110 km/h or stronger.

The extreme winds will abate Wednesday morning in western Manitoba and Wednesday afternoon in the Red River Valley as the low moves towards Ontario.

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Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.



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