June 4, 2004
Short Chase SE of Saskatoon
A short but fun chase produced some non-severe action near Dundurn on Friday afternoon. Heading south on highway #11, I had to pull over when I saw a smoke plum rising from a field just south of Grasswood. The smoke seemed to initiate a funnel which I did not get a picture of until it re-appeared as a multi-vortex funnel. Winds were not very strong at the base at maybe 60 to 70 km/hr but they kicked up lots of dust and seemed to keep strengthening as the day went on. Had to head back to work at 3pm but no other funnels appeared after the initial action. I had been watching this cell form west of Saskatoon for over an hour before it began to move. Timing was very good today to catch this! The storm eventually produced some warnings in the SE part of the province as it went into North Dakota.
...south of Moose Jaw was one of the best lightning shows I saw all year:
...a nice way to end the storm season in Saskatchewan!