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Does someone want to let Mother Nature know that we are already a week into July and summer is supposed to be in full swing? Apparently, some places around Canada are confused what month it is because parts of Saskatchewan woke up to snow and hail this morning. And we have the pictures to prove it.
July has been a wild ride in terms of weather. Over the Canada Day long weekend, there were tons of severe thunderstorm watches and warnings. Some of the warnings were calling for thunderstorms, hail, wind gusts, tornadoes, or literally all the above.
But the crazy weather hasn’t just been taking place in July. June was also weird! BC actually had a snowfall warning issued back in June for multiple areas around the province. Some places were even forecasted to get up to 10 cm of snow!
Most recently, Saskatchewan residents started off their Monday with a large amount of hail and even some snow. We didn’t believe it either until we saw the pictures.
According to one tweet, Norm McIntyre woke up at 6:30 AM to a yard full of snow and hail in Wiseton, Saskatchewan. In the photos, you can see the yard completely covered in the white stuff that we do not want to see during summer.
But this wasn’t the only photo that we found. In fact, we found several tweets that showed the vicious hail storm Saskatchewan got.
In one of the photos, the Twitter user compared the size of the hail to a pack of gum! It was seriously huge.
While we are wanting this to be a one-time thing, it may look like this for the next foreseeable future. According to Environment Canada, several areas around Saskatchewan are currently under severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.
These statements are calling for intense lightning, tornadoes, heavy rain, and strong wind gusts. Oh, and did we mention “ping pong ball sized” hail? Because that is expected to happen too.
The following areas around Saskatchewan have been issued severe thunderstorm watches and warnings:
- Assiniboia - Gravelbourg - Coronach
- Estevan - Weyburn - Radville - Milestone
- Hudson Bay - Porcupine Plain
- Humboldt - Wynyard - Wadena - Lanigan - Foam Lake
- Kamsack - Canora - Preeceville
- Martensville - Warman - Rosthern - Delisle - Wakaw
- Melfort - Tisdale - Nipawin - Carrot River
- Prince Albert - Shellbrook - Spiritwood - Duck Lake
I don’t know about you, but if you're in Saskatchewan, maybe this is the perfect time to stay inside to get away from the winter weather. You can watch the new season of Stranger Things. Apparently, it’s the best one yet!