Tornado

Alberta weekend tornado damaged, destroyed homes is rated rare, violent twister

Jul 4, 2023 | 10:58am

A preliminary report on a weekend tornado in central Alberta says its winds were so violent they picked up a 10-tonne farm combine and tossed it half the length of a football field. The report by the Northern Tornadoes Project rated the twister as a four on the Enhanced Fujita scale of wind-damage intensity, just […]

Meteorologists challenged after local radar station down during Regina tornado

May 29, 2023 | 2:21pm

Weather radar was not operating the night a tornado touched down and caused damage south of Regina, making it difficult for meteorologists to track the storm. Environment and Climate Change Canada says the tornado landed south of the city at around 8:55 p.m. on Saturday, but a tornado warning did not go out until seven minutes […]

Most tornadoes causing little damage this year

Aug 1, 2022 | 9:47am

Hail, strong winds and lots of rain have been a part of a lot of Saskatchewan storms this year – but thankfully the damage from tornadoes this year has been limited. While the storm that knocked out power to some in Regina wasn’t packing any tornadoes that were reported, a couple of days ago some […]

Wild Weather Hits Saskatchewan again – Tornado Warning Issued

Jun 29, 2022 | 6:26pm

On the eve of the 110th anniversary of the cyclone that hit Regina killing 28 and injuring 300, Saskatchewan is under yet another series of watches and warnings. A series of severe thunderstorm watches and warnings as well as warnings of tornado activity were issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada late Wednesday afternoon. As […]

Tornado confirmed north of Morse Thursday

Jun 24, 2022 | 2:59pm

A tornado north of Morse Thursday evening has been confirmed by Environment and Climate Change Canada. The preliminary rating for the tornado, which was reported 30 kilometres north of Morse at 5:40 p.m. last night, is EF-0. No damage reports were received in relation to this part of the storm. Environment and climate change Canada […]

Severe Thunderstorms and Potential Tornados

Jun 23, 2022 | 7:26pm

A ridge of warm moist unstable air mass is making its way across Saskatchewan, bringing about weather warnings from Environment and Climate Change Canada for pretty much the entire southern half of the province, apart from the southwest. The City of Regina has been under a severe thunderstorm watch, meaning the conditions are ripe for […]

TORNADO WARNING ENDED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA: COULEE, NEIDPATH, McMAHON, LAWTONIA, HODGEVILLE

Jun 20, 2022 | 5:56pm

The tornado warning for those areas mentioned was ended by Environment Canada.  There are still severe thunderstorm watches, and warnings for various areas of southern Saskatchewan. Earlier, Environment Canada meteorologists were tracking a thunderstorm that could produce a tornado. An eyewitness reported a tornado near Rosenhoff at 5:40 PM local time. There are no reports […]

Tornados Reported Near Moose Jaw

May 18, 2022 | 4:59am

It was a tense evening for some living in and around Moose Jaw. Although there wasn’t a tornado warning from Environment and Climate Change Canada, the agency did issue a severe thunderstorm warning that covered the region. There were several reports of cloud rotation, and in a few cases, tornados appearing to get close to […]

Tornado confirmed near Ituna Tuesday afternoon

Aug 25, 2021 | 6:22am

A tornado was confirmed to have touched down east of Ituna around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Environment Canada’s Shannon Moodie, said with no damaged suspected at this time, the twister was rated as an F-0. Being a weak tornado, Moodie reminded people that it is never a good idea to get to close to these […]

Tornado advisories in place for east-central Saskatchewan

Aug 24, 2021 | 3:33pm

UPDATE: The tornado warnings have since ended, but as of 4:50 PM Tuesday evening, funnel cloud advisories remain in effect for several areas of central Saskatchewan. Environment Canada is reporting there is a storm making it’s way east that has the potential to create funnel clouds. One was reportedly spotted outside of Ituna just after […]