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Severe thunderstorms accompanied by hail the size of baseballs hit parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada on June 14, 2018, causing extensive damage.
The Estevan area in southeast Saskatchewan was pounded with heavy rain and large hail on Thursday, June 14, as severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. The storm caused zero visibility just east of Estevan and power blackouts in a wide-spread area.
According to local media reports, there was also some concern of a fire at Saskpower’s Boundary Dam Station, but the company says what people were seeing was a lot of steam coming from the stacks due to flooding.
While no tornadoes have been confirmed, that storm cell also prompted numerous tornado warnings as it worked its way east across southern Saskatchewan and into Manitoba. In the wake of this long-lived cell, as well as separate cells in parts of Manitoba, the ground was left “looking like winter” under piles and piles of hail, The Weather Network reports.
Todays chase photo’s by Bienfait@Saskatchewan #LandofLivingSkies #photography @weatherchannel #YourSask @TiffanyGlobal @StormHour #nature #skstorm #Landscape #NaturePhotography #exploresask @CanGeo #sharecangeo @weathernetwork #prairiesnorth @seanSchofer #tracyportraits pic.twitter.com/MCf84Ba5PD
— Tracy Kerestesh (@Iammylover) June 15, 2018
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— Scott Elder (@ScottElder8) June 15, 2018
Hail Carievale Sk photo by Bonnie Szacaks@Saskatchewan #LandofLivingSkies #photography @weatherchannel #YourSask @TiffanyGlobal @StormHour #nature #skstorm #Landscape #NaturePhotography #exploresask @CanGeo @weathernetwork #prairiesnorth #ShareYourWeather@seanSchofer pic.twitter.com/MdzpLzjkKk
— Tracy Kerestesh (@Iammylover) June 14, 2018
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— Sam Dienst (@samdienst) June 15, 2018
Damage assessment is in progress.