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Cold core funnel clouds spotted in southern Saskatchewan; risk for severe weather to push north overnight

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Sunday, June 15, 2014, 3:42 PM -

Father's Day kicked off with some eerie skies across southern Saskatchewan. Environment Canada (EC) issued a weather advisory for the potential for funnel clouds across the region. 

"Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today," wrote EC in a weather advisory Sunday afternoon.


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By 1:34 p.m. local time, areas around Southey, Moose Jaw and Regina had reported funnel clouds, according to EC.

Weather Network Twitter follower Alyssa Copeland spotted a cold core funnel cloud south of Long Creek Golf and Country Club in Avonlea Sunday afternoon.

"These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms," added EC. "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."


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The system prompting the funnel cloud in southern Saskatchewan will move out of the region and push north through the overnight. 

"Conditions in the south are expected to improve on Monday, with slightly warmer weather and variable cloud in the forecast," said Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani.


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Currently, there are no watches and warnings in effect for Saskatchewan, however we encourage you to regularly monitor our Alerts page as some may be issued. 

This same system is impacting southern Manitoba and parts of northwestern Ontario, where rainfall warnings have been issued.


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