Tornado touchdowns confirmed amidst warnings across southern Saskatchewan
5 tornadoes confirmed by Environment Canada Tuesday afternoon and evening
Tuesday was a busy day for confirmed tornado sightings across southern Saskatchewan, with four tornadoes sighted by Environment Canada in one region.
The confirmations started at 4:16 p.m. CST after Environment Canada started tracking a severe thunderstorm near Eastend, Sask., and spotted a tornado moving toward the Shaunavon area.
Four our tornadoes popped up in the Saskatchewan's southern regions as the day progressed.
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The next tornado confirmation came two hours later in the Wood Mountain area, 175 kilometres southwest of Regina, with the tornado heading northeast at 6:32 p.m.
A tornado was confirmed in the same area less than 10 minutes later, this one headed toward the Rockglen area, about 40 kilometres southeast of Wood Mountain.
At 6:57 p.m., Environment Canada reported a tornado in the same area.
Another report came at 7:28 p.m. in the Lisieux area, which is near Rockglen.
At last word, Environment Canada was tracking two possible tornadoes in southern communities near the most recently reported tornadoes.
There are severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings and watches across the province's south. A warning is issued by Environment Canada when a storm or tornado is imminent, while a watch means a storm or tornado is likely.
For the latest weather alerts, head to Environment Canada's page.