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Landspout tornado touched down in southern Sask.: Environment Canada

A number of social media users captured Saskatchewan's first tornado of 2022 on Tuesday evening north west of Moose Jaw.

Environment Canada (EC) confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down near Caron, Sask. around 7 p.m.

The tornado was a landspout that is suspected to have been generated by a strong thunderstorm interacting with a boundary, Environment Canada said in a preliminary weather summary Wednesday.

“Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous as they can topple trees, damage roofs, or toss debris a short distance,” EC said.

On the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale, EF-0 is the lowest rating for a tornado, with wind speeds around 90-130 km/hr.

Environment Canada received one unconfirmed report of damage.

A storm that prompted severe thunderstorm warnings in several areas around Moose Jaw produced what was initially considered a "probable tornado" by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) around 7 p.m. Tuesday between the communities of Keeler and Caron.

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