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Tornado watch ended for the Battlefords

UPDATE: The tornado watch in the Battlefords area has ended.

Tornado watch in effect for:

  • R.M. of Battle River including Sweet Grass Res. and Delmas
  • R.M. of Britannia including Hillmond
  • R.M. of Buffalo including Wilkie and Phippen
  • R.M. of Cut Knife including Cut Knife
  • R.M. of Douglas including Speers, Richard and Alticane
  • R.M. of Eldon including Maidstone and Waseca
  • R.M. of Frenchman Butte including St. Walburg
  • R.M. of Glenside north of Biggar
  • R.M. of Hillsdale including Neilburg and Baldwinton
  • R.M. of Manitou Lake including Marsden
  • R.M. of Mayfield including Maymont, Denholm and Fielding
  • R.M. of Medstead including Medstead, Belbutte and Birch Lake
  • R.M. of Meota including Meota and The Battlefords Prov. Park
  • R.M. of Mervin including Turtleford, Mervin and Spruce Lake
  • R.M. of North Battleford northwest of The Battlefords
  • R.M. of Parkdale including Glaslyn and Fairholme
  • R.M. of Paynton including Paynton
  • R.M. of Round Hill including Rabbit Lake and Whitkow
  • R.M. of Round Valley including Unity
  • R.M. of Senlac including Senlac
  • R.M. of Turtle River including Edam and Vawn
  • R.M. of Wilton including Lashburn, Marshall and Lone Rock
  • The Battlefords

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

A very strong upper-level jet will move into west-central Saskatchewan from Alberta early this afternoon. As it does so, thunderstorms are expected to develop. Some of these thunderstorms will be severe. Conditions in the lower levels of the atmosphere are such that tornadoes are possible with the stronger storms. As such, a tornado watch has been issued for this area. In addition, large hail and damaging winds are likely with any of the stronger thunderstorms.

The threat of severe weather will end early this evening in west-central Saskatchewan. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

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In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes.

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