Mother Nature reminded us that she could be very cruel on Thursday, June 14.
After a muggy and at times rainy afternoon, the skies turned black and the wind got up around 6:00pm. Those in Boissevain heard thunder and got a little rain. Those north of town and in other areas were not so lucky.
A line of dangerous thunderstorms moved in from Saskatchewan, and while many local areas fell under a tornado watch, the storm struck full force, picking up steam in the Hartney area and travelling all the way to Morden/Winkler, with heavy winds and devastating hail. According to Andrew Ayre of Southern Seed north of Minto, it started to get ugly around 6:00pm, striking a little later.