July 25, 2013 7:05 am
Updated: July 25, 2013 7:11 am

Environment Canada confirms tornado south of Winnipeg

A funnel cloud forms east of Morris, Man., at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Environment Canada confirmed a tornado touched down in the area at about 2:45 p.m.

Courtesy of Wayne Wiebe

WINNIPEG – Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down near Morris, Man., at approximately 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The tornado came after “numerous” funnel clouds were seen south of Winnipeg. Morris is 60 kilometres south of Winnipeg.

Witnesses on Highway 200 north of the turnoff to Arnaud, Man., saw the tornado touch down in a farmer’s field, an Environment Canada spokesperson said. No damage was reported.

Multiple funnel clouds were seen south of the city over the course of more than an hour starting at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, with at least one visible from the Global Winnipeg offices at Portage Avenue and Main Street.

Photos taken at the University of Manitoba, in St. Norbert and just north of Arnaud, Man., flooded into the Global Winnipeg email account. A selection of the photos is in our gallery below.

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