Tornado takes roof off barn

 

 
 
 
 
These picture are from about 5:15 pm five kilometres south of Provost. The RCMP were going around town announcing over their intercoms that there were tornados in the area and to take cover so we went south and watched it blow through!
 

These picture are from about 5:15 pm five kilometres south of Provost. The RCMP were going around town announcing over their intercoms that there were tornados in the area and to take cover so we went south and watched it blow through!

Photograph by: Kristy Sirdar, Journal reader photo

Small tornadoes touched down Thursday afternoon near Hanna and Provost, according to unverified reports filed with Environment Canada.

About 4:15 p. m., a woman phoned the RCMP to report a tornado about 30 kilometres northeast of Hanna. The RCMP forwarded the report to Environment Canada, meteorologist Ralph Bigio said.

Extremely high winds lasted for 10 to 15 minutes, taking the roof off of a large barn, lifting the front of a motorhome and kicking up dust, Bigio said. About an hour later, another report came in from 20 kilometres west of Provost at the juncture of highways 600 and 41.

A man saw a funnel cloud pass over his truck, dissipate and form to the east before it touched down, Bigio said.

There was hail the size of tennis balls, flying debris and a "torrential downpour," he said.

RCMP discovered wind damage along the path of the tornado, including uprooted trees.

Siding and roof tiles were also ripped off structures, Bigio said.

The two tornadoes were from the same system.

smclellan@thejournal.canwest.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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These picture are from about 5:15 pm five kilometres south of Provost. The RCMP were going around town announcing over their intercoms that there were tornados in the area and to take cover so we went south and watched it blow through!
 

These picture are from about 5:15 pm five kilometres south of Provost. The RCMP were going around town announcing over their intercoms that there were tornados in the area and to take cover so we went south and watched it blow through!

Photograph by: Kristy Sirdar, Journal reader photo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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JOHN S
 
June 27, 2009 - 1:03 PM
 
 The Provost News has nothing in thier Town paper, I guess it didn't happen in thier minds?
   
 
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