tornado warning in effect

Critical: tornado - Yellowhead County (Updated Jul 24, 2023 at 06:57 PM)

Critical: tornado - Yellowhead County

Updated Jul 24, 2023 at 06:57 PM

Source: Environment Canada

Issued: Jul 24, 2023 at 06:57 PM

Description: tornado warning in effect

At 6:56 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible. Eyewitnesses reported a funnel cloud 25 km northwest of Cynthia at 6:05 PM. The parent storm is moving east-northeast at 30 km/h. Tennis ball size hail has also been reported with this storm.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes.

Area: Yellowhead Co. near MacKay Wildwood and Evansburg

Affected areas (1):

  • Yellowhead County

Action to take:

  • 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
  • Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year
  • Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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