Despite mother nature's attempts to dampen the party, Canada Day celebrations carried on without a hitch on Sunday. However, it wasn't for lack of trying on the weather's part.
By noon, severe thunderstorm watchers and then warnings were issued for the southeast, followed by torrential downpours and then hail. It cleared for the evenign festivities, then once again moved in to soak those headed home from the fireworks.
"It looks like at the Estevan Airport there was 11.4 millimeters of rain in total," said Environment Canada's Amanda Prysizney, "There were a few reports of severe-criteria sized hail. In the Arcola region there was loonie sized hail, which is about 26 millimeters in diameter, and then we also had a report of nickel sized hail in the Churchbridge area. That was right around noon or so."
She added that the same regions also had reports of funnel cloud sightings, though nothing touched down.
Looking ahead at the week, Prycizney noted that there are a few showers in the forecast, but nothing significant expected.