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Multiple tornado warnings issued throughout Manitoba

A number of tornado warnings have been issued throughout central Manitoba, including close to Winnipeg.

Just before 6 p.m. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) issued the warnings for:

• The RM of Springfield, including Anola and Birds Hill Provincial Park;

• Jackhead Reserve;

• Bloodvein;

• Moose Creek Provincial Forest, Pine Dock and Matheson Island; and

• The RM of Brokenhead, including Beausejour and Garson; 

ECCC said meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that could produce a tornado and consider this a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.

There are also several tornado and severe thunderstorm watches in place throughout Manitoba, including in Winnipeg.

More to come.

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