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Tornado captured on the Prairie

June 27, 2012; 3:57 PM ET

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.

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Brett Anderson
Brett Anderson covers both short-term and long-term weather and storm forecasts for Canada in this blog for AccuWeather.com.