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Tornado Warning for Okotoks – DeWinton – Priddis – Bragg Creek – Calgary

12:44 PM MDT Wednesday 22 July 2015
Tornado warning in effect for:

  • M.D. of Foothills near Okotoks and De Winton
  • M.D. of Foothills near Priddis and Brown-Lowery Prov. Park
  • Rocky View Co. near Bragg Creek and Tsuu T’ina Res.

Updated or ended by 1:43 p.m. MDT.

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado.

At 12:40 PM MDT Doppler RADAR indicated that this severe thunderstorm was located just north of Priddis and was moving toward the southeast at 30 km/h. The southwest corner of Calgary is in the path of this tornado.

In addition to a tornado, this severe thunderstorm is capable of producing golf ball sized hail.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.

Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

Warnings

12:44 PM MDT Wednesday 22 July 2015
Tornado warning in effect for:

  • City of Calgary

Updated or ended by 1:43 p.m. MDT.

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado.

At 12:40 PM MDT Doppler RADAR indicated that this severe thunderstorm was located just north of Priddis and was moving toward the southeast at 30 km/h. The southwest corner of Calgary is in the path of this tornado.

In addition to a tornado, this severe thunderstorm is capable of producing golf ball sized hail.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.

Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

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