|Pic by Rebecca Schleicher|
South and east ends of the city evaded most of the storms and as a result only received a general 5 to 10 mm.
Strange cloud formations were also seen, as some described the storm as looking like a 'giant flying saucer'. Lightning was frequent and at times intense. It was mostly cloud-to-cloud lightning, though there were several cloud-to-ground and cloud-to-air strikes as well.
The storm is being blamed for a partial roof-collapse. Full story here.
The storms continued to move east of the city into eastern Manitoba late in the evening with many severe thunderstorm warnings.
|Pic by Charmaine Straker|
|Visible satellite imagery of the storms over Winnipeg near 8:30 PM|