The skies went dark; there was thunder, lightning and some wind.
But then it all went away. At least, around Humboldt.
Rain and wind started to pelt the city at about 4 p.m. on July 3 as another thunderstorm, complete with tornado watches and warnings, moved through the area.
But by 7 p.m., the skies had cleared and the sun was shining again, without any tornadoes touching down in the immediate area.
Other places to the south and the east of Humboldt weren’t so lucky.
Environment Canada confirmed that one tornado touched down near Davidson, and that two more were reported southwest of Watrous and southwest of Quill Lake.
South of Watson, near Quill Lake, a tornado reportedly ripped apart an old barn in one yard, and a shed in another. It blew over grain bins and trees, took a steel door off a quonset and even shook the walls of a house.
Witnesses to the Davidson tornado reported seeing a roof torn off a house, trees thrown around, a barn damaged and trees stripped of their leaves.
Members of the RCMP told Environment Canada that near Watrous, the roof was torn off an old barn and trees were stripped of their leaves.
All the storm activity in the province has attracted storm chasers to Saskatchewan, where tornado season typically runs until the end of July.
The storm chasers, both from Saskatchewan and from further afield, report that better radar and data is drawing them to Saskatchewan.
They have also stated that many find the chasing is better here than in the United States, due to the solid base of the gravel roads, and their grid pattern, as well as the flat land, which allows them to see for miles.