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Some parts of Saskatchewan were rocked by thunderstorms Thursday night — including one which took about six hours to move from the Outlook area before dying out around Wynyard.
Environment Canada meteorologist Brian Van Wilgenburg says the other severe thunderstorm tracked over the southern/central edge of the province that produced significant wind gusts.
“We had wind gusts of 91 km/hr at Last Mountain,”Van Wilgenburg said. “93 at Coronach.”
Van Wilgenburg says it started near Kindersley and progressed upwards into the province.
It eventually tapered out, but lasted over a period of about 6 hours producing a variety of severe weather.
“Including golf ball-sized hail that was in Milden,” Van Wilgenburg said. “And a potential tornado near Strongfield. There was significant wind damage to a curling rink in Strongfield. And we also received a report of a tornado that was north of Loreburn.”
Loreburn and Strongfield are on Highway 19 north of Elbow.
(with files from CJWW)