After months of dry conditions in West Central Saskatchewan, we've finally started to see some rain. 

Though it wasn't just rain that Harris area resident Joanne Husband saw on Wednesday, but hail. 

Husband lives on an acreage about 10 miles east of Harris and said the hail started coming down around 9 pm and lasted about 10 minutes. 

"It was really loud," Husband said. "Bigger than pea-size, like it did some damage to my flowers and the leaves on the trees, that kind of thing." 

She added they don't farm any crops on their land, so she's not how much damage they would have received. 

Environment Canada Meteorologist Terry Lang they also got reports of hail in the Leader area Wednesday afternoon. 

She said while they were not calling for hail in yesterday's forecast, there's always a chance of getting some in thunderstorms.

"We only put hail in the forecast if the hail is expected to be 2 centimetres or greater," Lang said. "so when we put thunderstorms in the forecast, that implies that your gonna get strong winds, heavy rains and hail is always a possibility. That's sort of implied when you say thunderstorms."

The western area of the region picked up on quite a bit of rain Wednesday as well. Rosetown reported just over 42 mm of rain while Kindersley reported just 2.4 mm of rainfall. 

Frost is in the forecast for tonight, though Lang said that will depend on what the cloud coverage ends up looking like this evening. 

"The frost will depend on how much cloud there is," Lang said. "because the cloud acts as a blanket. Throughout the day the ground heats up and throughout the night ground re-emits that heat. If there's clouds there it kinda keeps the heat in, if there's no clouds the heat just keeps going and that's when you get those cold temperatures."

Lang finished by saying with thunderstorms still a possibility in the coming week, more hail could be seen around the region, but so far nothing greater than 2 cm is expected. 

More Local News

Did You Prepare for Winters Fury?

In Canada, winters can be long and cold. 30% of all car accidents in Canada happen during the snowy blizzard months. Preparing your car for winter will help prevent yourself from being in that 30%.…

Residential Fire Reported in Rosetown

The Rosetown Fire Department was called out earlier this morning, at around 7:50 AM, to a residential fire in the town. The fire was at a residence in the Prairie View Trailer Park. Rosetown Fire…

SARM Calls for More Rat Control Funding

Delegates at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention this week are calling for the province to make a positive move on pest control. Rural leaders say rats are becoming more…

Kindersley RCMP Investigating Tool Theft

Kindersley RCMP officers are investigating a theft of tools which occurred between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9th, 2018. The tools were located in a shop on a farm within the RM of…

Update on Kindersley Apartment Fire

Fire crews responded to a call in the early morning hours yesterday. The structure fire was reported at an apartment building on the north end of West Road in Kindersley. Emergency Crews Attending…

Wilkie In Motion Promoting Winter Activities for Kids

Saskatchewan winters can be long, cold and boring. Wilkie In Motion is looking to turn that around, by creating winter activities for kids in the communities. Helen Urlacher, Team Leader for Wilkie…

The Risk and Recovery of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime and the effects can last a lifetime. These are the words that the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association (SBIA) hopes resonates with all people…

Combined RCMP Reports Over Remembrance Day Long Weekend

Unity RCMP Detachment RCMP Services in Unity had a number of things to report in their weekly release for November 6th to the 12th. The detachment received a complaint of assault with a weapon. This…

Emergency Crews Attending Fire at Apartment Building in Kindersley

Firefighters, EMS and RCMP are at the scene of an apartment building fire on West Road in Kindersley. The building is located on the north side of the street. The Kindersley Fire Department was…

Unity RCMP Issue Two Warrants for Arrest in Theft Incident

Unity RCMP received numerous reports of vehicles being entered and items stolen, as well as garages being entered with items being taken. Two vehicles were reported to have been stolen and both have… is West Central Saskatchewan's only source for community news, weather, and information.

Search the Biz Guide