Severe thunderstorms threaten Prairies over Canada Day weekend
Strathcona Co. near Ardrossan and Cooking Lake
Alerts in Effect
Severe Thunderstorm WatchIssued at 15:25 Friday 01 July 2022
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing large hail, strong wind gusts, heavy rain and funnel clouds today.
These types of funnel clouds are generated by rotation under rapidly growing thunderstorms and are normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a short-lived tornado.
Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous. They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distances.
Treat any funnel cloud sighting seriously. Should a funnel cloud develop nearby, prepare to take shelter. These funnel clouds usually appear with little or no warning.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.