Prairies: Severe threat increases after sunset for Alberta
Mackenzie Co. near Fort Vermilion
Alerts in Effect
Severe Thunderstorm WatchIssued at 11:25 Tuesday 18 June 2019
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain.
Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and will likely persist into the evening.
Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.
Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.
Special Air Quality StatementIssued at 15:34 Tuesday 18 June 2019
Wildfire smoke is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility at times.
Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.
People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.
For more information please visit Alberta Health Services at www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/air.aspx.
Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.
- Wildfire for Beaver Ranch 163
- Wildfire for Boyer 164
- Wildfire for Bushe River 207
- Wildfire for Carcajou 187
- Wildfire for Child Lake 164A
- Wildfire for Desmarais
- Wildfire for Fort Vermilion 173B
- Wildfire for Fox Lake 162
- Wildfire for Hay Lake 209
- Wildfire for High Level
- Wildfire for Jean Baptiste Gambler 183
- Wildfire for John d'Or Prairie 215
- Wildfire for Lesser Slave River No.124
- Wildfire for Loon Lake 235
- Wildfire for Mackenzie County
- Wildfire for Opportunity No. 17
- Wildfire for Rainbow Lake
- Wildfire for Sawridge 150G
- Wildfire for Sawridge 150H
- Wildfire for Slave Lake
- Wildfire for Tall Cree 173
- Wildfire for Tall Cree 173A
- Wildfire for Upper Hay River 212
- Wildfire for Wabasca 166
- Wildfire for Wabasca 166A
- Wildfire for Wabasca 166B
- Wildfire for Wabasca 166C
- Wildfire for Wabasca 166D