No funnel clouds reported as tornado warning lifts: Environment Canada
ECCC reported scud clouds, not funnel clouds. This photo was taken near Letellier. Photo submitted by Amelia Higheagle
CTV News Winnipeg
Published Friday, July 12, 2019 6:06AM CST
Last Updated Friday, July 12, 2019 12:56PM CST
Manitobans were on the lookout for tornado activity Thursday, but while a storm system resulted in large hail and strong winds, there were no reports funnel clouds.
Environment and Climate Change Canada said there were reports of golf ball-sized hail in Brandon, Man., and winds of 87 kilometres per hour in the Poplarfield, Man. region. The government agency also received reports of loonie-sized hail in Shilo and at the Grand Valley Campground, nickel-to-quarter-sized hail in Riverton and nickel-sized hail in Belair.
Additionally, there was lightning activity and minimal rain in the storm’s path.
The system moved through the southeast and left the province at Falcon Lake around midnight.
Some people in the area posted on social media they saw funnel clouds, especially in the Letellier, Man. area, but Environment Canada said they were scud clouds.
These are wispy or raggedy-looking clouds, usually at the front of a storm, that look like funnel clouds.