Funnel cloud advisory issued for southwest Saskatchewan

Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for the southwest portion of the province.

The weather agency says conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds in and around Assiniboia, Rosetown, Leader, Moose Jaw and Maple Creek.

These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.

Environment Canada says if conditions become more favourable for the development of landspout tornadoes, watches and warnings will be issued.

Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous. They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distances.

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