Sunday, August 26, 2007
Severe thunderstorms erupt south and east of Winnipeg
A cold front pushing through Southern MB triggered a line of severe thunderstorms Sunday evening just south and east of Winnipeg. It was a warm and humid day Sunday with temperatures climbing to 29C and dewpoints of 20C.. the warmest and muggiest day in a couple of weeks. This airmass provided the fuel for powerful thunderstorms to develop late in the day along a cold front moving in from the west. Toonie to golf ball size hail was reported with some of the storms as well as wind gusts to 100 km/h and a report of a funnel cloud south of Beasujour. The storms just missed hitting Winnipeg, with the cold front coming through dry here. However the impressive thunderstorm cells could easily be seen from the city, with majestic towering cumulonimbus tops rising to 50000 feet just 30 km away to the southeast.
Posted by rob at 8:04 PM