tornado warning in effect

Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta (Updated May 16, 2024 at 04:06 PM)

Critical: tornado - Parts of Alberta

Updated May 16, 2024 at 04:06 PM

Source: Environment Canada

Issued: May 16, 2024 at 04:06 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. Doppler radar indicates two potential tornadoes, one near near Youngstown and another near Togo Lake and they are moving to the east at 40 km/h.

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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