Unfortunately for Winnipeg, the line of storms last night split right before hitting the city. As a result, only a trace of rainfall fell in Winnipeg with the storms between 2 and 3 am. However, you did not have to go far to find higher amounts. 10.6 mm fell in Morris, 19.6 mm in Woodlands and about 7 mm fell in Portage according to Manitoba Agriculture.
However, the storms sure produced a magnificent light show with very frequent lightning, including some ''anvil crawlers'' and cloud-to-ground strikes.
I took some video of the lightning west of Winnipeg and made a quick video of 2 individual strikes which you can watch below. I apologize for the low-quality; my camera takes great video in the day, but is less capable of taking video at night. Hopefully, some day I'll have a better camera.
Now, our next chance for storms will start tomorrow. Strong to severe storms are expected in extreme southern Saskatchewan and in southwestern Manitoba tomorrow afternoon and evening. Tornadoes will be possible with any discrete cells in the early stages of development. These storms are expected to march eastward and reach the RRV either late in the evening or in the overnight and the rains might last into the morning hours. The main risk with these will be the heavy rains with a smaller risk of hail and strong winds. The most severe part of the system is expected to remain along or south of the US border where instability and mid-level winds are expected to be highest. However, as is always the case with thunderstorm predictions, there is still some uncertainty on location therefore be sure to check the thundercast tomorrow for updates. Heaviest hit areas could receive as much as 50 mm of rainfall.
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You can also check @lovestormsmb 's twitter photos for some pictures of the lightning last night