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Waskesiu flash flood unlike anything locals have seen

A localized flood in the town of Waskesiu, near Prince Albert, had long-time residents shaking their heads  Friday afternoon.

After several days of heavy rains, a creek that drains into Waskesiu Lake overflowed, sending water into town streets, a cabin site and other areas.

“We just had monsoon-like rain coming down and it just continued and continued and then the water started flowing,” said George Wilson, Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce manager.

More flooding in Corman Park

The RM of Corman park has had to close several roads after almost a week of heavy rain.

Three and a half inches of rain since last Sunday brought water back up on some spots that flooded earlier this year.

"The area particualrly between highway 11 and 12 in that Martensville, Warman area was still under a lot of water and that much rain has really put them back over the top," said administrator Adam Tittemore.

Spring flooding in Corman Park led to a week long state of emergency earlier this spring.

Rain expected for Saskatoon

A rain fall warning has been lifted for Saskatoon. But it'll still be a pretty wet Saturday in the city.

"We're looking at a showery day (Saturday). Probably going to be in the order of 10 millimetres or so," said Environment Canada's David Baggaley.

Areas north of Saskatoon will see more than twice that amount. A rainfall warning remains in effect for areas north of city including Martensville, Warman, Rosthern, Wakaw, Prince Albert, Duck Lake, Meadow Lake, and Big River.

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Rainfall warning in effect for parts of Saskatchewan

Environment Canada is issuing a heavy rainfall warning for parts of Saskatchewan over the next few days.

The rain will start Thursday night and is expected to last through Saturday, possibly bringing more than 100 millimetres of precipitation. Saskatoon can expect between 50 to 80 millimetres (about two to three inches).

The shower will bring a quick 10 to 15 millimetres worth of rain before moving north, according to meteorlogist David Baggaley with Environment Canada.

PHOTOS: Flood clean-up takes toll on homeowners in Moose Jaw

Long after the water has receded along the river in Moose Jaw, the effects are still being felt by homeowners.

Several of those living along the river are still dealing with clean up. That includes Rick Klein who has been getting his yard back to normal for numerous weeks.

Severe weather in Central Alberta

At around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the City of Edmonton was placed under a tornado warning as reports of threatening clouds flooded social media.

As of about 4 p.m. the warnings for the Edmonton area had ended.

But tornado warnings are still in effect for many areas east of Alberta’s capital, including Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona.

Severe weather warnings and watches are also still in effect for many parts of Central Alberta.

Thunderstorm warning for Piapot

After tracking a large storm for most of the day Friday, Environment Canada has updated a previous severe storm watch to a thunderstorm warning.

The warning affects the rural municipality of Piapot and the village of Piapot.

Environment Canada said the storm could contain up to quarter-sized hail, as well as damaging winds.

They expect the storm to dissipate by the late evening.

Env. Can. issues T-storm watch in SW Sask.

Environment Canada has placed much of southwest Saskatchewan under a severe thunderstorm watch.

Areas included in the watch are:  Shaunavon, Maple Creek, Val Marie and Cypress Hills.

Large hail and damaging winds are a possibility as the storm moves in from Alberta Friday afternoon.

“For severe weather in Saskatchewan, the biggest time starts are mid-June and ends in mid-to-late August,” said John Paul Cragg, warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada.

Extreme weather fan meets tornado hunter

Some are scientists, some are meteorologists, but some people who chase storms are just looking to experience the extreme weather up close.

Cassie Ozag is one of those people. 

"I was obsessed with the movie Twister when I was a little kid and I have just always been fascinated by it," Ozag said.

Even with the admiration for storms and tornados, Ozag never thought of trying to witness the weather herself until she had a chance to meet Greg Johnson the tornado hunter through a mutual friend.

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