May 6, 2019 9:27 am
Updated: May 6, 2019 11:33 am

Manitoba’s first tornado of 2019 touches down

Global News

Environment Canada has confirmed Manitoba’s first tornado of 2019.

Just an hour south of Winnipeg, an EF0 Tornado touched down near Letellier on Friday afternoon. It was approximately 6 km southeast of the community.

The tornado brought quarter sized hail to the community, however it touched down in a field, causing little to no damage.

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Environment Canada says this is the second recorded tornado in Canada this year; Alberta claims the first spot.

This tornado was very weak so even though the tornado didn’t hit anything, Environment Canada says it still wasn’t strong enough to have caused any significant damage.

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