Severe weather can develop at anytime in the summer, and one of those conditions is tornadoes, something our province seems to be particularly prone to.

An average year in Canada produces approximately eighty tornadoes resulting in twenty injuries and two deaths.

Saskatchewan has experienced an average of seventeen confirmed tornadoes per year since 1984.

According to Environment Canada Meteorologist Bob Cormier, in the event of severe storm, find shelter as soon as possible, stay away from windows, and monitor your local media sources for forecast updates.

Cormier adds that despite a prevalence for severe weather on the prairies, one advantage is being able to see storms coming from a greater distance.