Storm submitted photo.jpgSkies were dark over Bienfait this afternoon. (photo courtesy Michael Dumba)A short but productive thunderstorm rolled through the Estevan area this afternoon bringing some strong winds and rain. 

"We haven't heard any reports of a funnel cloud," shared John Paul Cragg with Environment Canada. "It's a possibility where these storms are forming that funnel clouds could form and there is always a chance with these severe thunderstorms of tornadic activity could occur."

"Right now we are not forecasting a high chance of seeing a tornado on the ground with the cluster of thunderstorms that you have run through your area that are now moving towards Carlyle. However, it is a possibility and these thunderstorms are severe so have put out a severe thunderstorm warning. especially talking about the risk of strong wind gusts, nickel-sized hail and heavy rain."

"Estevan saw strong winds and heavy rain with this system and it looks like that is moving northeast towards Carlyle."

He adds that around 20 mm of rain was recorded at the weather station at the Estevan Airport.

"But that's going to vary quite drastically where you are in and around Estevan as it often does with this kind of convective activity. Thunderstorms drop rain in very localized areas so you could have one area a kilometre away from another and one spot receives 20 mm of rain and another receives almost nothing."

Cragg adds that the storm should taper off by this evening. 

 

More Local News

Feeling Blue? SAD Impacts People in Different Ways

The third Monday in January, better known as Blue Monday, is said to be one of the saddest and most depressing days of the year. There are many factors that make January depressing, including paying…

Police Variety Show Returns

The Estevan Police Association is holding their Police Variety Show on January 31 at the Estevan Comprehensive School at 6:30 pm. The show will feature performances by Marty Putz, Richy Roy, and…

Equipment At Arena Suspected Source of Carbon Monoxide

More information is coming out about the carbon monoxide poisoning incident in Montmartre Saturday. SaskEnergy suspects the source of the carbon monoxide, which sent upwards of fifteen players aged…

Snow Covered Licence Plate Could Result in Fine

With the recent dusting of snow we've received in the Friendly City, it's usual for drivers to clean off their windshield and lights before hitting the road. However, make sure not to forget to wipe…

Princesses And Superheroes Came Together To Fight for A Cure

There were many superheroes and princesses at the Super Magical Princess and Superhero Ball Saturday afternoon and everyone had a great time. "It's very good, everyone showed up and their having a…

EPS Kept Impaired Driver Off The Road

Early into Saturday evening, the Estevan Police Service were called to a two-vehicle collision on King Street and Souris Avenue. A westbound vehicle attempted to make a left turn from King Street and…

Accident On Friday Night

An accident on Friday evening kept Emergency crews busy. "At approximately 11 pm on January 18th, Estevan Police and Estevan Fire were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision," explains…

New Look for Canadian Dollar in 2019: Will Honour Gay Rights

Joe Wickenhauser is the Executive Director of Moose Jaw PRIDE and the Saskatchewan PRIDE Network. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. To commemorate…

SaskPower Pleased With Performance Of CCS at Boundary Dam Power Station

SaskPower’s carbon capture and storage facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station had a great year in 2018, according to their vice president of power production, Howard Matthews. The facility…

Millions for Crop Research in Saskatchewan

On Wednesday, the federal Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced more than $12 million in funding for forty-four crop-related research…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login