Canada Stormy weather in southwestern Manitoba isn’t over yet, says meteorologist
Crops damaged after storms sweep southern Manitoba, more rain expected
Growers in the Westman area of the province are experiencing big-time crop damage, according to agriculture reporter Harry Siemens. Read more: Rapid City, Man., family describes tornado touchdown; state of emergency declared Speaking on 680 CJOB, Siemens said one farmer has already lost 10 per cent of his crop, including 250 acres of canola, 100 acres of wheat, 25 acres of peas and some oats. "Every farm is different, but with these amounts of rain there will be damage in general," Siemens said.
Southwestern Manitoba has been hammered by a few days of severe weather, including a confirmed tornado near Rapid City.
But according to a Winnipeg meteorologist, it's not over yet.
Brad Vrolijk told 680 CJOB that the region was fortunate Monday night because the thunderstorm activity stayed on the North Dakota side of the border, with only a few showers in Manitoba.
"We have one more day of severe thunderstorm activity for the region," said Vrolijk.
"What we'll see is in the afternoon, thunderstorms start moving out of southeastern Saskatchewan and North Dakota into the southwestern corner of the province, and that will pose a similar threat to what we've seen in the last couple of days.
RM of Oakview declares state of emergency after heavy rainfall soaks southwestern Manitoba
The rural municipality of Oakview, northwest of Brandon, Man., is under a state of emergency Monday after the area was hit with severe rainfall Sunday. Officials in the rural municipality, which includes the communities of Oak River, Cardale, Rapid City and Basswood, ask residents to stay home if possible as there is extensive damage to roads in the area. A wave of two or even three storms hit western Manitoba on the weekend, leavingOfficials in the rural municipality, which includes the communities of Oak River, Cardale, Rapid City and Basswood, ask residents to stay home if possible as there is extensive damage to roads in the area.
"Very heavy rainfall, large hail... there's even a chance of an isolated tornado, so anyone in that region should stay alert to any advisories."
Residents of that corner of the province are still cleaning up after the devastating storm over the weekend, which flooded a number of communities, including the city of Brandon, and in the case of the Rapid City tornado, damaged a number of local properties.
Just a little water dumped down on my little community of Rapid City Manitiba. Super storm on the prairie.
— James Paul (@justjames0711)
In Brandon, the official rainfall total was 155mm, easily breaking a 118-year record of 141mm on June 1, 1902.
Hot weather expected all weekend and into next week in southern Manitoba
A heat wave is on the way for Manitoba that will last into next week for Winnipeg and the Red River Valley.Forecasts for the affected regions expect to see daytime high temperatures in the low to mid 30s for Saturday and Sunday.
Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest described the storm on Monday as "taking water from a fire hose and trying to put it through a drinking straw.”
“We’re just kind of figuring out the aftermath right now, but it would be safe to say there will be hundreds of homes and businesses impacted by this,” he said.
“It’s certainly an unfortunate situation, for sure, and we know that many in western Manitoba are experiencing this.”
1/3 City ofcrews are in full-on response mode after yesterday's rainfalls. Public Works staff are clearing catch basins, placing pumps in various areas to remove standing water & cleaning up storm debris. Calls for service from Public Works can be directed to 204-729-2285
— City of Brandon (@CityBrandon)
Good news, however, for Manitobans hoping to celebrate Canada Day outdoors on Wednesday. Vrolijk said that while there will likely be some rain lingering in the morning, skies will clear and the rest of the day is expected to remain relatively calm.
Manitoba's top public health officials to give update on COVID-19 .
Manitoba's top public health officials will give the latest information about COVID-19 in the province at a news conference Monday afternoon. The news conference will be live streamed at 1 p.m. CT here, on CBC Gem and on CBC Manitoba's Facebook and Twitter pages. No new cases of COVID-19 were found in Manitoba on Sunday, the fifth day in a row without a new COVID-19 case in the province. If no new cases are announced Monday, that will extend the streak to six days — a feat that has happened twice in Manitoba since the province's first COVID-19 case was announced on March 12. Manitoba has yet to go a full week without a new case of COVID-19 being found.