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IN PHOTOS: Intense storm wakes west Winnipeggers

Lana Rae Rogers said she was walking her dog at Garbage Hill in the West End when she caught this photo Wednesday morning. Submitted by Lana Rae Rogers / Global News

WINNIPEG – An intense but brief thunderstorm woke some Winnipeggers early Wednesday, but many in the northeastern part of the city were unaware of the disorganized system.

Some of the people awoken by loud thunderclaps snapped quick photos or posted on Twitter and Facebook about the experience, with a photo of a tree hit by lightning in River Heights tweeted out. Tom Greaves said he took the photo at a neighbour’s house on Wellington Crescent South.

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Kim Goertzen said her husband was looking out their front window when he heard thunder and saw a big flash. She and her daughter woke as their home shook and the house alarm went off, Goertzen said via email. They thought their house had been hit until they saw the burned tree in front of their home.

“Crazy morning wakeup,” she wrote.

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Kim Goertzen said her husband saw lightning strike this tree outside their St. Vital home on Wednesday morning. Submitted by Kim Goertzen / Global News
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Storm clouds move over Winkler on Tuesday night. Submitted by Mike Fisher / Global News
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The sun paints the sky over Winnipeg in this photo from the Global News offices Wednesday. Gage Fletcher / Global News
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Lana Rae Rogers said she was walking her dog at Garbage Hill in the West End when she caught this photo Wednesday morning. Submitted by Lana Rae Rogers / Global News
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The sunrise picks out a rainbow as a storm passes over Selkirk, Man., on Wednesday. Submitted by Kevin Kereliuk / Global News
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Cherrill Delege shot this photo just after the storm on her way to her bus stop in North End Winnipeg Wednesday. Submitted by Cherrill Delege / Global News

There’s a chance of similar activity again late Wednesday, Global News weather specialist Mike Koncan said, with the possibility that parts of the city will be hit by a storm while others will see nothing.

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