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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.
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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Nathan Hogg captured this image of the funnel cloud on Wednesday.
Nathan Hogg captured this image of the funnel cloud on Wednesday.
Environment Canada is investigating a report of a tornado in Ottawa late Monday afternoon.
Environment Canada is investigating a report of a tornado in Ottawa late Monday afternoon. File Photo
Julie Fowles took this photo in St. Norbert, Man., on Wednesday.
Julie Fowles took this photo in St. Norbert, Man., on Wednesday. Courtesy of Julie Fowles
Dana Houston-Bishop sent us this photo of the funnel cloud on Wednesday.
Dana Houston-Bishop sent us this photo of the funnel cloud on Wednesday.
Shileen LaFortune sent this photo taken at her St. Adolphe home.
Shileen LaFortune sent this photo taken at her St. Adolphe home. Courtesy of Shileen LaFortune
This photo, taken in St. Norbert at 2:15 p.m., was shared with Global Winnipeg by Julie Fowles.
This photo, taken in St. Norbert at 2:15 p.m., was shared with Global Winnipeg by Julie Fowles. Julie Fowles / Global News
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Kristine Ward captured this image of the funnel cloud near St. Norbert on Wednesday.
Kristine Ward captured this image of the funnel cloud near St. Norbert on Wednesday.
Todd Denysuik snapped this photo in the St. Norbert area.
Todd Denysuik snapped this photo in the St. Norbert area. Todd Denysuik
Johnny Perkins took this photo in St. Norbert. He reported three funnel clouds visible at once.
Johnny Perkins took this photo in St. Norbert. He reported three funnel clouds visible at once. Courtesy of Johnny Perkins
A funnel cloud is seen near Lasalle, Man., on Wednesday. This photo was taken by Leslie Enns.
A funnel cloud is seen near Lasalle, Man., on Wednesday. This photo was taken by Leslie Enns. Courtesy of Leslie Enns
A funnel cloud fills the sky over Bridgewater Lakes. Photo courtesy of Jody Hudson.
A funnel cloud fills the sky over Bridgewater Lakes. Photo courtesy of Jody Hudson. Jody Hudson / Global News
Active weather systems have kept temperatures cool in Winnipeg. This funnel cloud was photographed at the University of Manitoba during a storm in July.
Active weather systems have kept temperatures cool in Winnipeg. This funnel cloud was photographed at the University of Manitoba during a storm in July. Jim Bird / Global News
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Mitch Rosset took this photo of a funnel cloud from Bison Drive overlooking the Richmond West neighbourhood.
Mitch Rosset took this photo of a funnel cloud from Bison Drive overlooking the Richmond West neighbourhood. Mitch Rosset / Global News