Storms target eastern Prairies, heavy rain and hail possible
Wynyard & District Regional Park, SK
Alerts in Effect
Severe Thunderstorm WatchIssued at 23:27 Wednesday 12 August 2020
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
A trough of low pressure tracking across southern Saskatchewan is triggering scattered thunderstorms. Some of these thunderstorms are likely to reach severe thresholds.
Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.
Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to SKstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.
Public Safety AlertIssued at 16:14 Monday 10 August 2020
Wash your hands often and if you are sick or symptomatic for COVID 19, stay home. For details on all Phases of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan and the most recent updates on the provincial response to COVID 19 go to: Saskatchewan.ca/COVID19Description
Update for the Civil Emergency Alert issued by the Government of Saskatchewan. The state of emergency in Saskatchewan has been extended and remains in effect until rescinded.
The public is being reminded to always practice physical distancing of 2 metres when engaging with others.
During all Phases of Re-Open Saskatchewan, all public health orders are to be followed and applied in all public and private gatherings.
Province of SaskatchewanIssued By
SK Provincial Emergency Communications Centre