Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down west of Biggar on Friday afternoon.
Meteorologist Dan Fulton said that the tornado touched down in a farmer’s field for roughly five minutes, which is average for a tornado on the prairies.
The storm cell then moved south along highway 11, developing funnel clouds along the way. Hail, the size of ping-pong balls was reported west of Kenaston.
According to Environment Canada, the unsettling weather could continue this weekend. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued Saturday morning for Gull Lake and Leader.
Fulton said that if people are in the path of severe weather they should take shelter under something solid to avoid any debris. It is also recommended that people stay away from windows.
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