Intense wind, rain hammering southern Manitoba

WINNIPEG-Through most of southern Manitoba intense wind is wreaking havoc. Winds up to 80 kilometres per hour are ripping trees out of the ground, causing siding to peel off houses and causing power outages through most of Manitoba.

Here’s how high the wind gusts were throughout Manitoba Sunday:

Brandon 96 km/h
Gimli 83 km/h
Oak Point 83 km/h
Winnipeg 81 km/h
Deerwood 81 km/h
Pilot Mound 74 km/h

Heavy rainfall warnings are also continuing in southern Manitoba Sunday. The western half of the province including Dauphin, Swan River, Brandon, Virden and Killarney are under a rainfall warning. Environment Canada says, “Precipitation associated with this weather system is now situated over southwestern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan and will slowly move northeastward into the western Manitoba parklands. Moderate to heavy rainfall will continue today on the backside of this system. An additional 30 to 50 mm of rain is expected over the next 24 hours with localized storm totals of 125 to 150 mm possible in areas close …read more

Global News Winnipeg: Intense wind, rain hammering southern Manitoba

Intense wind, rain hammering southern Manitoba