The back half of a low-pressure system stirred up some strong winds across the southwest yesterday.

Swift Current recorded the second strongest gust in Saskatchewan at 94 km/hr during the 1 p.m. hour, trailing only Estevan which topped out at 96 km/hr.

The gale force winds led to a wind warning issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for Swift Current, Herbert, Cabri, Kyle, and Lucky Lake for a few hours yesterday afternoon.

"It's quite a beast of a system with those gusts," said Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Stephen Berg. "It's kind of like a one-day wonder... southwestern Saskatchewan looks pretty gentle (tomorrow) compared to today."

Windy conditions ranged across the southwest - Eastend reached 84 km/hr, Lucky Lake hit 83 km/hr, Mankota was 82 km/hr, and Val Marie topped out at 78 km/hr.