Impressive storm rolls through Saskatchewan this evening


A tornado-warned supercell rolled through central Saskatchewan this evening. This storm exhibited strong rotation throughout its life-cycle. The storm went tornado-warned around Davidson, SK. Below is the radar loop of the storm in question:


Warnings

6:50 PM CST Wednesday 24 July 2019 Tornado warning in effect for:

  • R.M. of Arm River including Davidson and Girvin

  • R.M. of McCraney including Kenaston and Bladworth

  • R.M. of Willner west of Davidson

At 6:50 p.m. CST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible. Doppler radar indicates a severe thunderstorm west of Davidson moving east-northeastward. This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.

To storm also dropped large hail:

Environment Canada warned of baseball-size hail in their warnings:


Warnings 7:34 PM CST Wednesday 24 July 2019 Tornado warning in effect for:

  • R.M. of Last Mountain Valley including Govan and Duval R.M. of Usborne including Lanigan Drake and Guernsey R.M. of Wreford including Nokomis and Venn

At 7:34 p.m. CST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible. Doppler radar indicates a severe thunderstorm east of Davidson moving east-northeastward, slowly. Golfball to baseball sized hail is also possible with this severe thunderstorms along with wind gusts over 110 km/h.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.


Forecast verification for today


Fairly happy with our forecast for today. On the morning of July 24, 2019, we issued our severe weather update/outlook (see below) for Saskatchewan. We did a special livestream to address the severe weather expected today. If you are not a subscriber yet, you can become one here: https://www.nzpchasers.com/livestreams

In our outlook (shown above), we outlined a heightened tornado risk along the Yellowhead Highway from Saskatoon to the southeast. This is exactly where this storm developed and intensified. If a storm would have put down a tornado today, it would have been this one.