A storm system triggered severe thunderstorm watches from Buffalo Narrows through the Battlefords across to Saskatoon, Regina and down to the very southeast corner of Saskatchewan Sunday morning.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Heather Pimiskern told 650 CKOM a cold front will move the system through Saskatchewan Sunday afternoon, likely making it to Manitoba by the evening.
“It’s really hard to say who will be hit the hardest,” she said.
The watch means that conditions are right for strong wind, heavy rain and hail.
“There is the possibility of wind gusts in excess of up to 90 kilometres an hour,” Pimiskern said.
Thunderstorm damages Battleford area property
Mark Scherman’s property, about 20 minutes south of Battleford, was hit with heavy wind and rain around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
“The wind picked up when ee had the winds open to let the house cool down,” he said. “It actually moved my barbeque ten feet across my deck, I had a storage bin on my deck that moved 20 feet.”
When Scherman went outside to survey the damage he found downed trees.
“I have eight-inch branches snapped off like twigs standing all over my yard,” he said.
— Mark Scherman (@MarkScherman) June 10, 2018
The silver lining for Scherman is his farmyard just a few kilometres from his house has much less damage.
“If I have to spend a couple days cleaning branches up to get rain for the crops to grow I’ll take it.”