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Eight confirmed tornadoes hit west-central Saskatchewan


Tornado warnings and watches were widespread across Saskatchewan late Friday afternoon.
Tornado warnings and watches were widespread across Saskatchewan late Friday afternoon.

Staff writers

June 18, 2012 — Environment Canada has confirmed that eight tornadoes touched down in Saskatchewan on Friday.

Environment Canada has confirmed multiple tornadoes in the province
Environment Canada has confirmed multiple tornadoes in the province

Tornado warnings and watches were widespread across west-central Saskatchewan on Friday afternoon. 

On Monday, Environment Canada confirmed that eight tornadoes touched down during the pre-weekend storm.

Twitter was abuzz with pictures of severe weather in the province. Multiple tornado and funnel cloud sightings were reported near Luseland, Kerrobert, Unity, Wilkie, Biggar, Milden, Perdue, Asquith, Delisle, Borden, and Saskatoon.

While no injuries reported, some farmland was damaged.

Over in Cactus Lake, 80 mm of rain fell and a wind gust of 93 km/h was reported in Scott. 

Golf ball sized hail was reported in Warman. 

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