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Tornado hits southern Manitoba

Two tornadoes touch down in S. Manitoba. See them here.

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7:24 AM - Two tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down in southern Manitoba Wednesday afternoon, after severe storms prompted several tornado watches and warnings.

The first tornado occurred 3 km east of Manitou around 4 PM CDT. The landspout tornado was given a rating of EF0, which is the lowest level as there was weak rotation and no reports of damage. A dust cloud was seen at the base of the funnel, according to Environment Canada.

"Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous as they can topple trees, damage roofs, or toss debris a short distance," Environment Canada reports.

Around 4:30 PM CDT, another EF0 tornado was reported 7 km northwest of Manitou.

Environment Canada received reports of a possible third twister located approximately 10 km south of Treherne. EC meteorologists continue to investigate as there was insufficient evidence to confirm it had touched down.

Several funnel clouds were noted as well in areas including: Pilot Mound, La Riviere, Manitou, Winkler and Altona. Radars indicated as much as 100 mm fell in parts Wednesday.

Only Environment Canada can confirm a tornado.


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