Environment Canada rates Sask. tornado as EF2
Tornado touchdown on July 5, 2017 near Alida, Sask. (MIKE GLASS/MY NEWS)
Environment Canada has now rated the tornado that touched down in Saskatchewan on Wednesday evening.
The tornado has been rated an EF2 with associated wind speeds clocked at 180-200 kilometres an hour.
Environment Canada rates tornadoes on an EF scale from 0-5, five being the most severe.
The tornado touched down near the town of Alida and destroyed a family farm house. Baseball sized hail was also confirmed in the area.