Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for parts of the County of Wetaskiwin at. 21.08 Wednesday night, while other parts of central Alberta were under either a tornado or a severe thunderstorm warning.
An emergency alert was issued for Wetaskiwin County No. 10 because Environment Canada said that “a rotating powerful thunderstorm that may produce a tornado is located near Knob Hill and is moving northeast at 35 km / h. Communities the trail includes Knob Hill and Yeoford. ”
Kl. At 9:25 p.m., the warning was lifted, but the county and other parts of central Alberta remained during a tornado.
When Environment Canada announced that the warning had been lifted, a thunderstorm in the area said “still dangerous due to heavy hail, strong winds and intense lightning, but the threat of a tornado has weakened.”
By 10:30 p.m., all tornado clocks had also been lifted in Alberta, though severe thunderstorm warnings remained in effect. At 22:50, the remaining severe thunderstorm warnings were downgraded to severe thunderstorm clocks.
“Conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that can produce tornadoes,” the weather bureau said on its website earlier in the evening when the tornadoes were issued. “Thunderstorms have developed in the Drayton Valley and Rocky Mountain House regions. These storms trace to the northeast.
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“This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.”
Tornado watches were originally released at. 20:37
In the event of a tornado or tornado warning, Environment Canada advises people to “go indoors to a room on the lower floor – away from exterior walls and windows – such as a basement, a bathroom, a stairwell or an interior closet.”
“Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or detached shelters, and move, if you can, to a strong building. As a last resort, lie in a low place and protect your head from flying dirt. ”
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