Canadian Prairies Severe Weather Summary: July 16, 2021

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Severe Weather Summary: July 16, 2021

Severe weather activity occurred in all three Prairie provinces between July 3 and 16, 2021. The primarily severe weather events were hail-related, with Alberta and Saskatchewan both being impacted by numerous hail events. Manitoba was less affected, but also saw some hail storms. This period in early July saw activity increase relative to the previous two-week period in late June. The table below summarizes severe weather events over the past two weeks:

Table with severe weather reports from the Prairies between July 3 and 16, 2021
Table with severe weather reports from the Prairies between July 3 and 16, 2021

Hail affected many parts of Saskatchewan over the past two weeks, with the two largest affected areas being north of Regina and along the US border. The map belows shows the townships (6 mi by 6 mi areas) affected by hail between July 3 and 16, 2021.

Map of hail events on the Prairies between July 3 and 16, 2021
Map of hail events on the Prairies between July 3 and 16, 2021
Elsewhere in Canada, a major tornado event on July 15 in southern Ontario produced five tornadoes. Unfortunately, one tornado caused devastating damage in Barrie, ON. The tornado that hit barrie was rated EF-2 and caused damage to many homes.

The normal peak of severe weather activity on the Prairies has just passed. However, late July into early August is often quite active for severe weather. Severe weather activity usually begins to noticeably drop later in August. To learn more about how we monitor these severe events, or to purchase hail maps, click the button below!

Disclaimer: All data is preliminary and subject to change. This data is not for reuse. If you would like quality-controlled data, please contact us.

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