Southeast of Swift Current, in a field just outside of Rheinfeld, a tornado was spotted touching down on Monday.

During a fairly low-power thunderstorm, it's rare for tornadoes to happen, but not possible.

Meteorologist for Environment and Climate Change Canada, Alysa Pederson, was able to provide details and information on the weather phenomena.

Pedersen was glad that the location for the touchdown was a safe one.

"It looks like it was just a landspout tornado in an open field," said Pederson. "Which is exactly where we like to see them."

The only thing at risk with this tornado was a few bushels from the farmers' crop. 

But that isn't always the case. Even little tornadoes like the one that touched down two days ago can reach speeds over 100 miles per hour.

"When you have strong winds like that hit anything, something is going to go awry," warned Pederson. "I'd much rather it be in a field than having it hit any infrastructure."

In the event that you find yourself facing down a tornado in a field, unable to get indoors away from openings and windows, Pederson advises individuals to lie flat on the ground. It's important to stay low to reduce the surface area that the wind can lever against you and to avoid the other big dangers tornadoes bring.

"It's the debris of the things that it picks up and tosses around," said Pederson. "You want to be as low as you can protecting your head."

Hiding in the ditch is best, but Pederson wanted to make sure to tell people to stay out of the culverts. Storms that produce tornadoes can also produce flash flooding. Being stuck in a drain culvert in a flood is not better than being stuck in an open ditch in a tornado.

There isn't any weather indicating any more tornadoes in the near future, but that can always change. The best way to stay informed of inclement weather events is to download the WeatherCAN app, so you can receive weather alerts for dangerous weather events.