I don’t think it comes as a surprise to most that we’ve had such active, wild weather over the past few days in Saskatchewan. I know a lot of us have walked outside the past couple of day, looked up, felt the heat and humidity and said “if this doesn’t bring something on, I don’t know what will!” Sure enough, we were subjected to another wild and crazy prairie storm.
Tuesday night’s storm seemed especially long thanks to a number of storm cells in, and around, Regina. I left the office just before 5 yesterday afternoon as the clouds started to form and the rain began to gently fall. Little did we know it would last all night! Incredibly loud thunder joined in on the fun. The kind of thunder that will rattle the dishes in the cupboard or even someone’s false teeth if not fastened in properly. The brightest fork lightening I have ever seen dominated the skies Tuesday night which really made me think about the airplanes landing at Regina International Airport. It can’t be fun flying, or piloting, during an electrical storm. Around 9:30 last night the storm seemed to have moved away from the Queen City after over four hours of activity!
Several funnel clouds were spotted across southern Saskatchewan with reports of a few tornadoes. So far there have been no reports of any serious damage, which is a relief. Kindersley seemed to experience some damage as a storm system rolled through that community, toppling trees and flipping camper trailers. The wind also severely damaged a barn south of Windthorst in the southeast corner of the province.
If you experienced any damage or have pictures from last night, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These pictures below were submitted to us from a farm family south of Windthorst, SK