July 7, 2018 – Tornado Watch for Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake

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Weather Alert Ended

SACHIGO LAKE – UPDATE – ALERT HAS EMDED

Environment Canada has issued a number of weather alerts for Sachigo Lake and Bearskin Lake.

6:56 PM EDT Saturday 07 July 2018
Tornado watch in effect for:

  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

Thunderstorms over Manitoba are moving into the area this evening. Thunderstorms with wind gusts of 100 km/h and up to ping pong ball sized hail will be possible. These thunderstorms also have the potential to produce an isolated tornado.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes.