Canadian Prairies Severe Weather Summary: July 30, 2021

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Severe Weather Summary: July 30, 2021

The past two weeks saw a similar number of severe weather reports to the first half of July. Alberta led the Prairies with 89 reports, followed by Saskatchewan with 64, and Manitoba last with 28. The most notable statistic was that no tornadoes occurred on the Prairies in July. This is highly unusual and appears to have never happened before since severe weather started being documented. Overall, it has been a relatively inactive storm season across the Prairies thus far. We have now passed the peak of severe weather activity, which usually occurs in mid July. More severe weather will occur in August and September, but such activity usually decreases in frequency later in summer.

Table of severe weather reports on the Prairies between July 17 and 30, 2021
Table of severe weather reports on the Prairies between July 17 and 30, 2021

A couple of significant hail storms occurred in late July. One storm brought damaging hail to the Foam Lake area on July 23 and another to Selkirk on July 30, 2021.

Map of hail events by township between July 17 and 30, 2021
Map of hail events by township between July 17 and 30, 2021

An outbreak of severe storms also occurred in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan on July 22, 2021. Many of these storms occurred in remote areas and therefore little is known about their impacts. However, it is likely that many of these storms produced hail and strong winds. Tornadoes were possible, but none were reported. The map below shows the Weatherlogics forecast on this day.

The Weatherlogics severe weather forecast on July 22, 2021
The Weatherlogics severe weather forecast on July 22, 2021

We continue to watch for severe weather as we move into August. The next severe weather summary will be issued on August 16. To learn more about the work we do regarding severe weather, click the button below!

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