Update: Strong thunderstorms blast southeast Saskatchewan

ESTEVAN – The Estevan area was blasted by a powerful thunderstorm on Sunday night and into early Monday. 

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning just after 10 p.m. on Sunday night, saying its meteorologists were tracking a series of severe thunderstorms capable of producing 110 kilometre per hour wind gusts, nickel to ping pong ball-sized hail and heavy rain.

Large hail pelted Estevan late Sunday and early Monday. Photo by Christine Jones

Numerous RMs were affected by the initial warning, and communities were removed while others were added as the storm moved east. The last of the warnings was lifted at 2:30 a.m. Monday.

The storm pelted Estevan with large hail and packed strong winds. 

It also knocked out power north of Estevan to Hitchcock, Macoun and surrounding areas just after 11 p.m. According to SaskPower, electricity was restored at 5:28 a.m. after crews worked for several hours. Another power outage has since been reported in Hitchcock and surrounding areas. 

Other brief power outages also occurred in the Estevan area. 

A severe thunderstorm watch that was issued Sunday afternoon was lifted early Monday as well.

Do you have a photo of the storm and its impact in the Estevan area? You can send it to [email protected]. Please include where the photo was taken and who took the picture. Also, please send the photo in its actual size. 

SaskToday.ca will have more details as they become available. 

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