A large, short-lived tornado touched down late yesterday over an open field near Mortlach, Saskatchewan, which is west of Moose Jaw. The tornado was caught on video with hail falling at the time.
Luckily, the no one was injured as the supercell thunderstorm triggered the twister.
Location of event.
Environment Canada radar image of the supercell at the time of the tornado. Looks like a bit of a hook echo, though it is hard see with this type of image.
Here is the video, courtesy of YouTube. Actual video credit goes to Jared Mysko and team and canadianprairiestorms.blogspot.com.
Average tornado frequency across Canada.
Monday afternoon update on the impending snowstorm for Atlantic Canada and the next system for midweek in eastern Canada.
A look at the next two snowstorms and the long-range forecast model update...
A coastal storm will bring accumulating snow to parts of Atlantic Canada from Thursday afternoon into early Friday.
A new pdate on the quick-moving snowstorm coming for parts of Quebec later today into early Monday.
Looking cold in the East for early February while the west turns milder.
A buckling of the jet stream pattern in the East this weekend into next week will end up deflecting much of the milder, Pacific air farther south into the U.S.