The Weather Network – Tornado warnings issued amid severe storms in Saskatchewan

4:11pm CST – Severe thunderstorms prompted a tornado warning in Saskatchewan on Thursday afternoon.

Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a tornado warning for the following areas in Saskatchewan:

  • RM of Pittville including Hazlet

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“This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches,” ECCC said in its warning.

The agency added: “Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.”


  • RM of Pittville including Hazlet


  • RM of Fox Valley including Fox Valley

The risk for thunderstorms stretches across the Prairies once again on Thursday, with the threat for stronger storms to develop through the afternoon and evening hours. Large hail, powerful winds and even a tornadic hazard are all on the table, so residents are urged to pay close attention to the weather alerts as the day progresses.

More on the storm timing and impacts, below.

A large system will impact all three Prairie provinces Thursday, bringing everything but the “kitchen sink” from eastern Alberta through to western Manitoba.

For central Saskatchewan and parts of central and southern Manitoba in particular, there is a heightened risk of severe weather to bubble up.

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An elongated boundary tracking across the central Prairies and associated upper level trough swinging into the western Prairies will be the triggers needed to spark widespread thunderstorms through the afternoon and evening hours.

There’s a threat for very large hail, strong wind tastes and even some tornadic activity where the storms will be the strongest. It’ll be important to stay up-to-date with the weather watches and warnings that may impact your area.


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In parts of southern and central Alberta, the ingredients are also there for funnel clouds to develop with colder air aloft.

Storms are likely to continue overnight across eastern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba.

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Cooler weather will spread east across the region for the weekend, with a brief warm-up early next week, followed by near to below seasonal temperatures for much of the week.

Be sure to check back for the latest updates across the Prairies.



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