Environment Canada has ended its funnel cloud advisory issued for the southeast corner of Saskatchewan Friday afternoon.
Meterologist Terri Lang said two funnel clouds were spotted around 2:30 p.m. — one near Kisbey, another near Hitchcock.
“They look like tiny little spouts, coming out of the base of a cloud. Sometimes they can be wispy, sometimes they can be a little bit thicker — like a funnel, which is why they’re called funnel clouds,” she explained.
Lang noted these funnel clouds are created under cooler conditions, when clouds and weak thunderstorms rapidly form. While this weak rotation isn’t typically a danger near the ground, she added there’s a chance it could intensify into a landspout tornado.
“Every once in a while they do touch down, so they can cause localized damage,” she said, adding the strong winds often damage roofs, throw debris or topple trees.
“But we don’t want people to get overly concerned about them — just because they’re not like the super cell tornadoes, which are the ones that cause lots of damage.”