Listen for the warnings

Environment Canada monitors the weather. If a severe storm is on the horizon, the weather service issues watches, advisories and warnings through national, regional and local radio and television stations and Environment Canada’s Weatheradio.

  • Weather Watch – conditions are favourable for a severe storm, even though one has not yet developed. This is usually issued early in the day. Keep monitoring weather conditions and listen for updated statements.
  • Weather Warning – Severe weather is happening or hazardous weather is highly probable.

Links:

Public Weather Warnings - Manitoba (text, mobile, rss)
Environment Canada - Text only service
Mobile Weather Service - Government of Canada


Weatherradio

The Weatheradio network is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting weather and environmental information 24 hours a day directly from Environment Canada’s storm prediction centres.

  • Transmits weather information on one of seven channels in the VHF radio band
  • Broadcasts on ordinary AM or FM bands in selected areas
  • Provides up-to-the-minute weather warnings, forecasts and reports

 Environment Canada - Weatheradio information


When a severe storm is forecast

Severe weather can develop very quickly. Make it a habit to listen to your local radio or television stations for severe weather warnings and advice. Make sure you have a battery-powered radio on hand, as electricity frequently fails during a severe storm.

Secure everything that might be blown around or torn loose. Flying objects such as patio furniture and garbage cans can injure people and damage property.

Never venture out in a boat. If you are on the water and you see bad weather approaching, head for shore immediately. Always check the marine forecast before leaving for a day of boating and continue to listen to weather reports throughout the day.