Between Alberta and Saskatchewan a total of 22 tornadoes touched down in the two provinces so far this year, 19 of them being in Saskatchewan. Heather Pimiskern, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says tornadoes can happen anywhere in Saskatchewan but most of the activity is likely to happen below the tree line. She says out of the 19 that hit the ground in the province, the most powerful one was recorded on July 10th south of Wood Mountain which is about 200 kilometres southeast of Swift Current. That twister was labelled as an EF2 which can have wind speeds of up to 220 kilometres an hour. The most powerful tornado on the prairies this year was the one that touched down near Alonsa, Manitoba in August and left a 77 year old man dead. The August 3rd tornado was rated as an EF4 category meaning that wind speeds were between 270 to 310 kilometres. Between Alberta and Saskatchewan, another 6 tornadoes, 3 in each province, may have also touched town. Pimiskern says Environment Canada is continuing to investigate to see if those 6 possible tornadoes indeed did touch down, if so the official count would then rise. The meteorologist adds that tornadoes can happen anytime of the year however summer remains the number one time for tornadoes to occur.