Funnel cloud spotted near Warren, MB
Published Friday, May 22, 2009 4:18PM CST
A funnel cloud has been spotted near the community of Warren, Manitoba just northwest of Winnipeg.
The funnel cloud was spotted Friday afternoon just after 1:00 p.m., and initial reports from the RCMP had the funnel cloud touching down in a field, but Environment Canada says there is no evidence of that.
So far there are no reports of damage from the funnel cloud.
According to Environment Canada we are heading into peak tornado season.
They say on average Manitoba will experience seven to 10 tornado touch-downs every summer.
While damage it usually limited to a small area the threat of strong winds and debris is great.
That is why officials say you should have a plan in place.
In the case of severe weather you should listen for reports on TV or radio and find shelter.
All your preparation needs can be found on this Website http://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/home/prepare
With a report from CTV's Joe Olafson
Photo taken by Suszanne Jones from Warren, MB