A tornado touched down in southeast Saskatchewan Wednesday evening as strong thunderstorms swept through the area.
Environment Canada confirmed a tornado touched down near Alida, a village 105 kilometres east of Estevan.
“I was looking out the back porch and a tornado finger came down, probably straight north of Alida,” Dan D’Autremont said.
“It was quite light but it looked like it may have touched the ground for some tens of seconds.”
Pictures of a long, skinny white cloud snaking from the sky to close to the ground were captured.
Bryan Van Wilgenburg with Environment Canada reminded the public that when weather like this approaches during the summer months, people should practice especially since this kind of adverse weather has the potential to be life threatening.
“The best thing to do is just maybe take a quick glance out the window, and if it looks like something’s on its way, and the winds are really starting to ramp up then seek cover immediately and then I would stay in cover until things quiet down,” he said.
Hail the size of baseballs was also reported.
The first tornado warning came out just before 8 p.m. and within a matter of hours warnings had been issued for the R.M.’s of Maryfield, Antler, Argyle, Reciprocity and Storthoaks.
All of the warnings were dropped shortly before 10 p.m.
There were no immediate reports of any serious damage or injuries.