• R.M. of Coalfields including Bienfait and North Portal
  • R.M. of Enniskillen including Oxbow and Northgate
  • R.M. of Estevan including Estevan and Hitchcock

 

At 3:46 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 strong rotation west of Estevan near the US Border and a tornado may be imminent. This storm is moving to the east at 60 km/h towards North Portal.

This thunderstorm is also capable of producing up to golfball sized hail and strong wind gusts.

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.

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 warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes.

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