The first severe thunderstorm warning of the season is over for Winnipeg, but areas to the east could expect warnings as storms quickly track towards Ontario.

Just after 4:30 p.m. the City of Winnipeg received a warning. A storm quickly moved through the city with high winds. Residents in the area sent in messages describing heavy hail so powerful that it peeled paint off windowsills and covered the ground in a blanket of hailstones. The warning ended just before 5:30 p.m.

Environment Canada issued a warning for the RM of Rosser and the surrounding area around 3:20 p.m. The RM neighbours Winnipeg on the city's northwest. Meteorologists said that storm could produce winds up to 90 km/h and nickel-sized hail. That warning ended at 4:24 p.m.

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From Environment Canada

Issued at 2024-05-16 5:40PM CDT by Environment Canada:
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for:
   R.M. of Hanover incl. Steinbach Niverville and Grunthal, Man. (052630)
Severe thunderstorm warning continued for:
   R.M. of Ritchot incl. St. Adolphe and Ste. Agathe, Man. (052611)
   R.M. of Tache incl. Lorette Ste-Geneviève and Landmark, Man. (052612)

Current details:
At 5:39 p.m. CDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to toonie size hail and heavy rain.

This severe thunderstorm is located near Ile des Chênes, moving southeast at 15 km/h.

Hazard: Toonie size hail and 90 km/h wind gusts.

Locations impacted include:

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, and torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #MBStorm.