Touchdown! The astonishing moment a tornado hits land in Canada travels through farmland in Saskatchewan
- Farmer Gerry Bourgeois filmed the moment a tornado hit near his land in Canada
- It spiraled across miles of flat landscape in Saskatchewan on Saturday afternoon
- The tornado was one of three that hit the region over the course of the day
A swirling tornado has been filmed hitting land less than two miles away from a farm in a prairie province of Canada.
Farmer Gerry Bourgeois stood behind towering metal silos in Woodrow, Saskatchewan, as he filmed the angry mass of clouds forming to the south of his land.
The tornado was filmed on Saturday afternoon as it spiraled across the flat landscape.
Farm equipment could be seen in shot, suggesting Mr Bourgeois was working when the phenomena struck.
Farmer Gerry Bourgeois stood behind towering metal silos at his farm in Woodrow, Saskatchewan, as he filmed the angry mass of clouds forming
Suddenly, the tornado which had been gathering in the air hit the ground.
The 27-second clip showed how dramatic weather can get in the Canadian province, which is known for miles of grasslands on its southern plains.
At one point the camera moves suddenly, suggesting the clip’s speed was increased before it was posted to social media.
The 27-second clip showed how dramatic weather can get in the Canadian province, which is known for miles of grasslands on its southern plains
The video showed one of three tornados that touched down in the region over the weekend.
Environment Canada said the first tornado formed at around 4.30pm CST in the area of Glenbain and Kincaid, which are two settlements in the province.
‘It was on the ground for quite a while,’ Alysa Pederson, meteorologist with Environment Canada, told Global News.
The storm was moving southeast at around 20mph. ‘It was part of a textbook-style supercell thunderstorm,’ Global News meteorologist Peter Quinlan said.
The second tornado hit Kincaid and Woodrow at around 4.40pm. It is thought to have damaged a home and farm property but investigations are ongoing.
The third tornado was seen just south of Assiniboia at around 6.20pm. It was ‘a little more brief’ than the first, according to Pederson, and no damage was reported.