June 12th 2007 6:21 pm
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It all started last night or should I say early this morning. The storm woke Meowm up at 3:00. What a light show and me and Bijou shared it with Meowm. It was lightening up the whole house..cool, but Meowm didn't think so. Then this morning another one passed us by, thank goodness, but it was awfully dark outside for awhile.
Now tonight can be a long one if this keeps up. It's been raining, hailing, thundering, lightening, strong winds since around 6:00p.m. And this is what I got off of Environment Canada. Plumas is still in the Gladstone area for weather.
A HOT AND HUMID AIRMASS WILL PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT IN SOUTHERN MANITOBA. THIS IS AN ALERT TO THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS. IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES TAKE IMMEDIATE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
A HOT AND HUMID AIRMASS HAS PROVIDED THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING OVER MUCH OF SOUTHERN MANITOBA. THUNDERSTORMS HAVE DEVELOPED AND ARE MOVING NORTHEASTWARD. LARGE HAIL STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED AND SOME OF THESE STORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE TORNADOES. THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE EAST OF THE RED RIVER LATE THIS EVENING.
PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST PUBLIC FORECASTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 8:05 PM CDT TUESDAY 12 JUNE 2007
Severe thunderstorm warning for:
AT 7:50 PM CDT WEATHER RADAR INDICATES A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS FROM PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE THROUGH LUNDAR AND PINE DOCK. QUARTER SIZED HAIL HAS BEEN REPORTED JUST NORTH OF MACGREGOR. FUNNEL CLOUDS AND GUSTY WINDS HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH THESE THUNDERSTORMS. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO TRACK SLOWLY TO THE NORTHEAST. AS THE STORMS TRACK SLOWLY HEAVY RAINFALL WITH AMOUNTS OF 50 TO 80 MM AND CAN PRODUCE LOCAL FLOODING. THIS IS A WARNING THAT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. REMEMBER THAT SOME SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE TORNADOES. LISTEN FOR UPDATED WARNINGS. NOTE..A SUMMARY OF ALL WARNINGS AND WATCHES FOR SOUTHERN MANITOBA IS AVAILABLE IN THE WWCN11 CWWG BULLETIN ISSUED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THIS BULLETIN. PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST PUBLIC FORECASTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
Wow!!My first big country storms!! Meowm doesn't like them and Buddy is a scardy cat...but what do I know? We never had rain last year, well not from June till sometime in October...honest!
Anyway, if I have to go downstairs later tonight I will listen very good and do as I'm told...or Meowm will just pick me up and put me on the stairs to the basement while she gets the other two kitties. I don't know what a tornadoe is but Meowm keeps looking up at the clouds and watches the wind, espceially when it got real dark here very fast and lots of heavy rain come down hard and fast.
I better go and get my toys ready in case I have to go downstairs later on...