WINNIPEG – A severe storm came through Winnipeg overnight, bringing nickel sized hail, 25 millimetres of rain, and plenty of thunder and lightning. The storm hit around 3:00 a.m.
“It was a long-lived storm system that moved basically from the south-west corner of Manitoba out into northwestern Ontario,” said Brian Bukoski of Environment Canada.
There are multiple power outages across the province according to Manitoba Hydro, and Hydro said they are unsure of when the power will be restored.
The storm also brought extremely strong winds to some areas of the province.
“Brandon recorded a wind gust of one-hundred six kilometres per hour,” said Bukoski.
All severe storm watches have been lifted for the Winnipeg region, but more showers are expected throughout the weekend.