A cold front swept across Saskatchewan setting off severe thunderstorms across portions of central Saskatchewan Sunday afternoon.
Severe tornado warnings were issued in the Saskatoon area with strong rotation associated with the storms but no funnel clouds or tornadoes were reported.
Mike McDonald from Environment Canada says a cold front moving in brought the right conditions for these warnings, after days of hot and relatively humid weather over most of the province.
But he says hail was a big concern.
“The biggest hail size reported, that we received was tennis ball-sized hail in the Big River area,” McDonald said. “There were some large storms with some hail through central areas.”
The following are the more significant hail reports received:
- Big River Tennis Ball size
- Chitek Lake Golf Ball size
- Dalmeny Golf Ball size
- Waskesiu Loonie size
- Langham Loonie size
- Luseland Nickel size
- Osler Nickel size
- Warmen Nickel size
- Saskatoon Dime size
The weather over most of Saskatchewan appears to be much more calm this week, says McDonald.
He does warn there may be some smoke from the BC wildfires starting to waft into the province because of a shift in the wind.
Here is Monday’s weather forecast as provided by Environment Canada: