Tornado watch issued for Saskatchewan


Watches


5:27 PM CST Sunday 07 July 2019 Tornado watch in effect for:

  • Moose Jaw

  • Assiniboia

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

Intense thunderstorms have developed over parts of southern Saskatchewan. There is a potential for isolated tornadoes for the remainder of the afternoon and into the early evening hours.

These thunderstorms are also capable of producing very large hail, strong winds, and torrential downpours. This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

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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