Severe storms strike Manitoba

Ominous clouds over Winnipeg, MB, 29 July 2012 (TWN)

Residents of southern Manitoba are cleaning up today after severe thunderstorms brought hail and strong winds gusting up to 100 km/h.

The storms uprooted many trees which crashed down on cars, boats and homes.

The strong winds flattened a mobile home in the Twin Lakes Beach area on Lake Manitoba.

At least one tornado was reported near Lac du Bonnet.

Manitoba melting!

Clouds over Winnipeg, MB, 07 Oct 2011 (TWN)

As the East shivers from a cold snap, the West is melting under temperatures which have soared into the 30’s Celsius.

On Wednesday, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba hit 33°C, making it the hottest October temperature since records began in 1887.

Winnipeg soared to 31.1°C, smashing its October record as well.

On Thursday, records were smashed in parts of northern Manitoba – Gillam hit a balmy 26.6°C.

Temperatures are returning to more seasonal values in Manitoba this weekend.