tornado watch in effect

Advisory: tornado - Parts of Alberta (Issued Aug 02, 2023 at 06:12 PM)

Advisory: tornado - Parts of Alberta

Issued Aug 02, 2023 at 06:12 PM

Source: Environment Canada

Issued: Aug 02, 2023 at 06:12 PM

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Description: tornado watch in effect

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

Affected areas (8):

  • Brazeau County
  • Yellowhead County
  • Clearwater County
  • O'Chiese 203
  • Sunchild 202
  • Rocky Mountain House
  • Burnstick Lake
  • Caroline

Action to take:

  • Be prepared for severe weather
  • Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches
  • In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: 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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