Feature image- One of a series of funnel clouds that formed north of Nipawin in 2013
10:01 AM CST Wednesday 11 July 2018 -Environment Canada – Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today associated with a low pressure system tracking through east central Saskatchewan into west central Manitoba. The risk of funnel clouds will end early this evening.
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These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.
If conditions become more favourable for the development of landspout tornadoes, watches and warnings will be issued by Environment Canada.
Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous. They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distances.
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.
Detailed Forecast for Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Today – Showers with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming west 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 21. Humidex 26. UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight – Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight then partly cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light overnight. Low 14.
Weather advisory in effect for:
- R.M. of Arborfield including Arborfield and Zenon Park
- R.M. of Barrier Valley including Archerwill and McKague
- R.M. of Bjorkdale including Greenwater Lake Prov. Park
- R.M. of Connaught including Ridgedale and New Osgoode
- R.M. of Flett’s Springs including Beatty Ethelton and Pathlow
- R.M. of Invergordon including Yellow Creek and Tarnopol
- R.M. of Kinistino including Kinistino and James Smith Res.
- R.M. of Lake Lenore including St. Brieux
- R.M. of Moose Range including Carrot River and Tobin Lake
- R.M. of Nipawin including Nipawin Aylsham and Pontrilas
- R.M. of Pleasantdale including Naicam and Pleasantdale
- R.M. of Star City including Melfort and Star City
- R.M. of Three Lakes including Middle Lake and St Benedict
- R.M. of Tisdale including Tisdale Eldersley and Sylvania
- R.M. of Torch River including Choiceland and White Fox
- R.M. of Willow Creek including Gronlid and Fairy Glen