Across the Canadian prairies, 29 tornadoes were confirmed to touchdown throughout the summer.
19 of those were in Saskatchewan, which Environment Canada’s Terri Lang said is about average.
- Two tornadoes touch down in Southern Saskatchewan
- “Super Cell” thunderstorms possible across southeast Saskatchewan Thursday
Lang said there’s typically one day where there’s an “outbreak.” She said this year, that outbreak came where eight were reported.
“We did have a lot of storm chasers out that did see the high number of tornadoes,” she said. “We just had all the elements that have to come together to make tornadoes come together.”
In Alberta, only two were confirmed, and in Manitoba, there were three.
But at this point, Lang said things seem to be slowing down.
“The atmospheric dynamics that we need to get tornadoes to be produced, they’re pretty specific. Two of those things that we need are moisture and heat.”