tornado warning in effect

Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta (Updated May 16, 2024 at 04:05 PM)

Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta

Updated May 16, 2024 at 04:05 PM

Source: Environment Canada

Issued: May 16, 2024 at 04:05 PM


Description: tornado warning in effect

At 4:04 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.

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: S.A. 3 near Youngstown

Affected areas (2):

  • Special Area No. 3
  • Youngstown

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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