Gateway Gazette

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Okotoks – High River – Claresholm

Watches

10:03 AM MDT Tuesday 28 June 2016
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • M.D. of Foothills near Cayley
  • M.D. of Foothills near High River and Aldersyde
  • M.D. of Foothills near Longview and Eden Valley Res.
  • M.D. of Foothills near Okotoks and De Winton
  • M.D. of Foothills near Priddis and Brown-Lowery Prov. Park
  • M.D. of Foothills near Turner Valley and Black Diamond
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Claresholm and Stavely
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Nanton and Parkland
  • Rocky View Co. near Bragg Creek and Tsuu T’ina Res.

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms late this morning and this afternoon over parts of southern Alberta.

An unstable airmass is in place this morning over much of the province, and thunderstorms are ongoing in parts of southern Alberta. Some of these thunderstorms have the potential to become severe with hail to the size of quarters and rainfall in excess of 50 mm the main threats.

Fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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 storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

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