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Capt Ayre Lake and Resort, AB
Alerts in Effect
Severe Thunderstorm WarningIssued at 12:28 Thursday 18 July 2019
At 12:28 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, nickel to ping pong ball size hail and heavy rain.
This thunderstorm is located 40 km northwest of Consort and is moving to the east at 40 km/h.
Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.
Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.
Severe Thunderstorm WatchIssued at 10:45 Thursday 18 July 2019
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
Thunderstorms have developed in Central Alberta and will continue to move east towards the Saskatchewan border through the day.
As these thunderstorms move into the Lloydminster and Coronation regions the potential for funnel clouds and even a landspout tornado exists.
Please pay attention as watches and warnings will be updated through the day to reflect any change to the potential risk.
Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can 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.