DAVIDSON, Sask. – Parts of south-central Saskatchewan have been hammered with hail, heavy rain and even a twister.
During a public alert issued Tuesday night, Environment Canada said a tornado had been reported touching down in a rural area near Davidson, Sask., and pictures posted to social media showed downed trees.
Ricky Forbes, a storm chaser with CMT’s show “Tornado Chaser,” saw the twister reach land but said it “wasn’t on the ground too long.”
Throughout the evening, Environment Canada issued tornado warnings for communities such as Outlook, Moose Jaw, Fort Qu’Appelle and the Rural Municipality of Indian Head.
“It’s tough, unless you’re very close, to know how fast these wind speeds are, and that’s the danger is the wind speeds of these tornadoes. I can’t tell you for certain how much damage it could have done, I did see it touch ground, I did see dirt fly up.”
The storm system was expected to move into southwest Manitoba during the overnight hours.