Tornado touches down in Hartney, Man. Saturday evening
Hail the size of golf balls, seen here next to a Canadian dollar for size comparison, pelted parts of southwest Manitoba Saturday evening.
Published Sunday, July 6, 2014 11:03AM CST
Environment Canada confirmed that a tornado briefly touched down in Hartney, Manitoba, about 80 km southwest of Brandon, just before 10:00 p.m. Saturday evening.
According to meteorologist Mike McDonald, the tornado was on the ground for about 30 seconds to one minute.
Hail the size of golf balls also pelted the town at the same time.
Earlier in the evening, the same storm cell produced similar hail in Pipestone, Manitoba.
The storm also dropped up to 38 millimeters of rain in some places.
“That’s a lot of rain in a short time, the ground was saturated so it would be very difficult for this rain to soak in the ground,” said McDonald.