Some intense weather blew through parts of central Saskatchewan yesterday
Thunderstorms, strong wind and rain gave residents a jolt to end theyr long weekend.
Mike McDonald says a cold front moved down from the north giving quarter-sized hail to North Battleford and Rabbit Lake areas.
“Some very large hail reported with this system,” McDonald said. “North Battleford, we had some quarter-sized hail. Northeast of Battleford, up in Rabbit Lake, they had quarter-sized hail as well. And once they moved eastward, they slowed down in their speed.”
McDonald says the system moved east and gradually started to lose strength.
“Once they started moving eastward, they slowed down,” McDonald said. “What we had then was basically a lot of rainmakers that moved through west central areas of the province. Actually, Warman picked up 81 mm of rain in just a half hour in the early evening.”
He says flash flooding in Saskatoon as well also wreaked havoc. McDonald says unsettled weather isn’t done with Saskatchewan just yet.
“We are expecting more development this afternoon,” McDonald said. “But this time it will be further south and east. Down toward the Estevan area, we are expecting storms to develop late afternoon with a storm front pushing up from North Dakota.”
McDonald says southeast Saskatchewan can expect some similar weather later this afternoon as a storm front pushes up from North Dakota.
In the meantime, Regina’s Tuesday calls for a chance of thunderstorms.