Late-season storms are not completely out of the ordinary. Usually, by the end of August, most crops are off and there’s not much moisture to fuel storms, so we don’t see too many late season in the way of severe weather. Southern Saskatchewan has been seeing some moisture this week that they haven’t seen much of the summer. With the seasonally warm temperatures this fueled some storms tracking across southern Saskatchewan Wednesday Evening.
Around Ponteix Saskatchewan, a few inches of hail, that were dime to toonie size, blanketed the ground. Larger hail is rare this late in the season. This system also dropped up to 3 inches of rain in places from the Alberta border to Regina.
It’s been a record slow year for Saskatchewan with only 1 recorded tornado this season as drought conditions plagued much of the Southern and West Central areas of Saskatchewan.
By Jenny Hagan