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R.M. of Laird including Waldheim Hepburn and Laird

Alerts in Effect

Weather Advisory

Issued at 16:36 Thursday 25 May 2017

An unstable airmass located within an area of low pressure combined with localized areas of convergence will allow for continued thunderstorm development this afternoon. As these thunderstorms develop, conditions will be favourable for funnel clouds.

Funnel clouds have been reported near Humboldt and south of Saskatoon.


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.

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

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #SKStorm.

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