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Tornado touches down in Westman

Funnel clouds are seen forming near the Hartney, where a tornado touched down for about a minute on Saturday.

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Funnel clouds are seen forming near the Hartney, where a tornado touched down for about a minute on Saturday.

One tornado was reported in Westman during the severe weather on Saturday. A tornado just outside Hartney touched down for about a minute.

"Probably a 12,000 pound (combine) header, on wheels and stuff was moved into a water truck," said Penny Murray.

Environment Canada reported tornado at Hartney that touched down about a kilometre west of the community at about 9:50 p.m. It threw a combine header some 70 meters.

Hartney also received large hail, ranging in size from nickels to golf balls.

"The hail in town was small and thankfully didn’t damage any cars or homes," said Mayor Lori Taylor. "It was probably the wind that caused one person’s deck to move two inches right out of the cement."

The largest hail — baseball sized — was reported at Woodnorth, between Virden and Reston. Golf ball-sized hail was also reported in Pipestone, and hailstones the size of quarters fell at Oak Lake beach.

The consensus with many residents in Hartney was that just over an inch of rain fell in about 20 minutes, Taylor said.

"Someone really needs to tell the rain gods to cut it out," she joked.

In Brandon, a torrential 38 mm of rain fell in just 15 minutes, and winds of up to 80 km/h were reported. However, just 8.2 mm were recorded at the official airport weather station. The most rain ever recorded there was in 1955, when 30.5 mm fell.

The heaviest winds on Saturday were in Pilot Mound, which had gusts up to 131 km/h.

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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 7, 2014

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One tornado was reported in Westman during the severe weather on Saturday. A tornado just outside Hartney touched down for about a minute.

"Probably a 12,000 pound (combine) header, on wheels and stuff was moved into a water truck," said Penny Murray.

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One tornado was reported in Westman during the severe weather on Saturday. A tornado just outside Hartney touched down for about a minute.

"Probably a 12,000 pound (combine) header, on wheels and stuff was moved into a water truck," said Penny Murray.

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