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R.M. of Medstead including Medstead Belbutte and Birch Lake

Alerts in Effect

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Issued at 11:14 Wednesday 24 May 2017

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop early this afternoon over portions of Central Saskatchewan along and ahead of a cold front approaching from the west. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe.

Funnel clouds are also possible as these thunderstorms develop.

Significant accumulations of rain may occur over the Meadow Lake region later today into Thursday.

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Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

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 ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.



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