The skies were alive as severe thunderstorms and four separate tornadoes rolled across Saskatchewan Friday evening.
Environment Canada meteorologist Mark Melsness said two tornadoes hit the ground in the Leroy/Quill Lake areas, another near Fishing Lake and the last in the southeast by Wapella.
Melsness said unstable air mass in the northeast paired with humidity was the perfect recipe.
“When you combine that with the low pressure system moving in and the wind profiles, it’s just right for tornadoes,” he said. “(Friday night) the ingredients came together.”
While Saskatchewan’s in between weather systems for the time being, Melsness said, by Sunday and Monday, there could be a comeback of severe weather.
“We could see another trough of low pressure working its way across the province, so we certainly can’t rule out any more severe thunderstorms at that point,” he explained.
The good news is — unlike Thursday’s stormy weather — Melsness said no damage was reported to the weather agency.
However, hail struck many parts of the province Friday night.
Melsness said dime-sized hail was reported near Leader, quarter-sized hail east of Wadena, loonie-sized hail by Fishing Lake, and the biggest being hail the size of a toonie near Grenfell.
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Although no damage was reported in those areas, Melsness figured, with hail that size, a significant mark could have been left on some crops.