WATCH: Justin Reid caught this video of a tornado touching down near Manitou, Man.
WINNIPEG – Two tornadoes touched down near Manitou, Man., on Wednesday and a third was reported near Treherne, Environment Canada confirms.
The two confirmed tornadoes touched down at 3:55 p.m. about three kilometres east of Manitou and at 4:25 p.m. about seven kilometres northwest of Manitou, an Environment Canada weather summary says. Both were given preliminary ratings of EF0, the weakest level on the Enhanced Fujita scale.
The tornadoes, which touched down in fields near the small town about 125 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg, caused crop damage.
WATCH: Amanda Wall submitted this video of a funnel cloud near Manitou.
A third tornado was reported about 10 kilometres south Treherne, Man., the same afternoon, but Environment Canada hasn’t confirmed it touched down. Meteorologists continue to investigate and ask anyone with photos of the damage or other information to call 1-800-239-0484, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet with the hashtag #mbstorm.
Numerous funnel clouds were also reported on Wednesday afternoon from Pilot Mound east, including near Pilot Mound, La Riviere, Winkler and Altona.
The tornadoes and funnel clouds were part of a complex of thunderstorms that moved eastward along the U.S.-Canada border late Wednesday, Environment Canada said.
A severe thunderstorm also hit northeastern Winnipeg on Thursday evening, producing nickel- to quarter-sized hail. Rainfall totals varied widely across the city, with an area reaching from downtown northeastward into Transcona being worst hit. Confirmed rainfall amounts varied from 10 to 40 millimetres, and radar indicated a narrow swath may have been soaked by as much as 75 mm of rain.
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Thunderstorms also hit other areas of Manitoba with heavy rainfall. Radar-based precipitation accumulations for some of the worst-hit areas are:
- as much as 100 mm about 12 kilometres northeast of Glenboro;
- as much as 100 mm about 3 km north of Manitou;
- 70-85 mm of rain about 15 km west of Hallboro; and
- 50-60 mm of rain along the Trans-Canada Highway from Oak Lake towards Alexander.