Tornado touched down northeast of Bethune, Sask., officials confirm
Editor’s note: Environment Canada had said three tornadoes had touched down in Saskatchewan on Wednesday, but on Thursday afternoon said in fact there had only been one.
What was initially thought to be a tornado near Regina Beach and Saskatchewan Beach was part of a summer storm that moved across the southern part of Saskatchewan Wednesday evening.
On Thursday, Environment Canada confirmed a tornado touched down about 10 kilometres northeast of Bethune, Sask.
The agency also said there was a possible tornado northeast of Yorkton, Sask. around 8:30 p.m.
At 4:10 p.m., a funnel cloud was spotted north of Moose Jaw, Sask. Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect at the time, however, tornado warnings were not issued.
Then, between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., tornado sightings were reported near Saskatchewan Beach and Regina Beach.
Numerous other reports of possible tornadoes have popped up on social media, including a possible tornado five kilometres north of Disley, Sask. Disley is located 15 kilometres east of Bethune.
However, there are no reports of damage.
The agency also said hail the size of tennis balls came down in the Yorkton area.
Last Sunday, a home was destroyed after two tornadoes went through the Melville area.
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