From winterstorms to 'winderstorms', Portage la Prairie is no stranger to big weather events.
On May 31st, 2022, PortageOnline received many photos after we saw wind gusts ranging from 60 to 100 kilometres per hour. There were hundreds of power outage reports which resulted in more than 13,000 Manitoba Hydro customers affected. One Portager took a picture of a blue spruce which had fallen on both of her vehicles. Another photo shows a Hydro pole and a camper with a large tree on top of them. Several businesses lost their signage as the wind wreaked havoc.
Rainfall-wise, more than 50 millimetres were recorded in the city between the afternoon of the 30th and the morning of the 31st. Here are some totals recorded by Environment and Climate Change Canada between Monday the 30th and Tuesday at mid-day:
Morden: 82.7 mm
Dominion City: 65.5
Minnedosa 106 km/hr
Kane Agricultural site west of Morris: 104 km/hr
Portage: 100 km/hr
Today, it's a different story. Portage is not expected to see any high wind or precipitation. As of the time of this writing, Portage is expecting a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 28.