Environment Canada plans to send a storm damage survey team to the area Tuesday to assess damage, determine the exact track of the tornado and determine its strength based on the damage observed. The federal weather agency is using video, including the footage embedded in this post, in its investigation of the tornado.
Reports of multiple tornadoes came in Monday night near Tilston, Melita and Virden, but it now appears there was one, long-lasting tornado.
LISTEN: Environment Canada meteorologist Natalie Hasell talks about the tornado in Manitoba Monday.
A rainfall warning is in effect for west-central and central Manitoba. Rainfall amounts of 50 to 70 millimetres are forecast to fall by Wednesday morning, with higher amounts possible. Areas under the rainfall warning are:
Flin Flon, Cranberry Portage, Snow Lake;
Norway House, Cross Lake, Wabowden;
Swan River, Duck Mountain, Porcupine Provincial Forest; and
The Pas, Wanless, Westray and Clearwater Lake Provincial Park.