The storm that just missed Swift Current yesterday was electric. Literally. 

The storm managed to cover most of the southern prairies in Sask., dropping 'tens of thousands' of lightning strikes. While it did just miss Swift Current, the communities in the southwest that felt its wrath were left with between 10 to 20 millimetres of rain, and winds that peaked at 113 kilometres per hour gusts. 

Stephen Berg, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, was also able to attribute the high humidity in Swift Current yesterday to the storm's close proximity. 

"Before the storm began, (Swift Current) was in a bit of a warm sector of a low-pressure system, and as the as the low went eastward, the warm sector was where the heat and humidity were for (Swift Current)," said Berg. "The cold front trailed over and kicked off the storms and that trail the eastward."

With the storm now in the record books, Berg encourages those who witnessed how brutal it was to remember and take caution against the next big storm. 

Folks should heed the warnings that get issued, and be prepared for those conditions. 

”Go indoors (when a storm hits)," said Berg. "The main safety tip is to make sure that you're staying safe during the thunderstorm activity."

A home should have non-perishable food, and warm blankets in the event that the power goes out. Bottled water is also a good resource to keep ready. A backup generator is an expensive but great option for any home, even if it's only big enough to run the essentials, like charging cell phones and running a space heater.