Alerts for: Westlock - Barrhead - Athabasca

Warnings

5:10 PM MDT Tuesday 28 June 2016
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Athabasca Co. near Boyle and Caslan

At 5:10 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This thunderstorm is located 10 km north of Boyle and is nearly stationary.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Avoid driving through water on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

 

Watches

3:40 PM MDT Tuesday 28 June 2016
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Athabasca Co. near Athabasca and Island Lake
  • Athabasca Co. near Boyle and Caslan
  • Athabasca Co. near Grassland and Atmore
  • Athabasca Co. near Rochester Colinton and Meanook
  • Co. of Barrhead near Barrhead and Lac la Nonne
  • Co. of Barrhead near Neerlandia Bloomsbury and Vega
  • Co. of Barrhead near Thunder Lake and Holmes Crossing
  • M.D. of Lesser Slave River near Chisholm and Cross Lake
  • Thorhild Co. near Newbrook and Long Lake Prov. Park
  • Westlock Co. near Larkspur Fawcett and Jarvie
  • Westlock Co. near Westlock and Clyde
  • Woodlands Co. near Fort Assiniboine Timeu and Topland

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening over portions of central Alberta.

An unstable airmass is causing thunderstorms to occur this afternoon over parts of the region. These thunderstorms will have the potential to produce rainfall in excess of 50 mm and copious amounts of small hail. An occasional hailstone to the size of a quarter is also possible.

Fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

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