The Canadian Crop Hail Association represents the companies that sell crop hail insurance to producers in Western Canada. The Hail Report is released every second Thursday during the hail season to provide information on storms, claims and related issues. The report is compiled by McArton & Associates Communications at Dilke, Saskatchewan.
The following is the report for Manitoba from the August 11th Report:
Hail claims in Manitoba remain above the five-year average. A July 20 storm that moved in from the US through Darlingford and Thornhill saw some areas reporting hail that lasted for periods as long as 45 minutes, resulting in severe crop damage. That storm continued north-west towards Manitou and Pilot Mound, lessening in severity as it continued on to the Holland and Treherne areas. On that same day, a storm travelling east from Saskatchewan caused significant damage in areas around Hamiota and Minnedosa. Hail activity in the province has slowed dramatically since those events.
Storm dates and locations of significance for this period included:
- July 19: Cardale, Darlingford, Hamiota, Holland, Minnedosa, Morden, Neepawa, Notre Dame De Lourdes, Rapid City, Solsgirth, Somerset, Strathclair, Swan Lake, Treherne
- July 20: Brandon, Dunrea, Elgin, Haywood, Holland, Justice, Killarney, Melita, Minnedosa, Neepawa, Reston, Rossendale, Sinclair, Somerset, St. Claude, Waskada, Winkler
- July 30: Minto
- August 1: Hamiota
- August 3: Souris
Full report is available at The Hail Report_August 11.16