June 15, 2018 1:50 pm

Southeast Sask. hit with 151 km/h winds, tennis ball sized hail

Residents in Estevan, Sask., captured video of a powerful storm rolling across the region on Thursday, bringing dark clouds, high winds and hail.

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Just as anticipated, southeastern Saskatchewan was slammed with severe weather on Thursday.

Warm, moist air created ideal conditions for a supercell to develop around 3 p.m. near Estevan.

WATCH: Supercell tears through southeast Sask. causing damage

A severe thunderstorm near Estevan on June 14th, 2018.

Kyle Brittain

READ MORE: Severe thunderstorms wash out roads, cause flash flooding in south Sask.

The supercell intensified as it tracked east along the international border.

Hail as large as baseballs and tennis balls, as well as 151 km/h wind gusts were reported after 4 p.m. near Estevan.

READ MORE: Hailstorm hits Moose Jaw early Wednesday morning

The large hail and strong winds caused considerable damage, flattening crops, shredding siding and breaking windows and windshields .

READ MORE: Wicked weekend weather causes damage in western Sask.

A funnel cloud was observed southwest of Frobisher, Sask. at 5:05 p.m. but there were no reports of the funnel cloud making contact with the ground.

Widespread power outages were also an issue across southern Saskatchewan throughout the course of the day.

 

 

Widespread outages as a result of severe thunderstorms on June 14, 2018.

SaskPower

SaskPower posted on Twitter that they were dealing with flash flooding and transmission damage around their Boundary Dam Power Station south of Estevan.

READ MORE: Be prepared to deal with emergency situations in Saskatchewan

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