Alerts for: Peace River - Fairview - High Prairie - Manning

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1:05 PM MDT Wednesday 29 June 2016
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Birch Hills Co. near Eaglesham and Hwy 740
  • Birch Hills Co. near Wanham and Peoria
  • Clear Hills Co. near Chinchaga Wildland Prov. Park
  • Clear Hills Co. near Cleardale Worsley and Cherry Point
  • Clear Hills Co. near Hines Creek and Eureka River
  • Co. of Northern Lights near Dixonville and Cardinal Lake
  • Co. of Northern Lights near Manning and Notikewin Prov. Park
  • M.D. of Big Lakes near High Prairie and Winagami Lake
  • M.D. of Fairview including Fairview Whitelaw and Dunvegan
  • M.D. of Peace including Grimshaw and Berwyn
  • M.D. of Smoky River including Falher McLennan and Guy
  • M.D. of Spirit River including Spirit River and Rycroft
  • Nrn Sunrise Co. near Keppler Creek
  • Nrn Sunrise Co. near Peace River Nampa and Three Creeks
  • Saddle Hills Co. near Bay Tree and Silver Valley
  • Saddle Hills Co. near Moonshine Lake Prov. Park
  • Saddle Hills Co. near Woking

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening over the foothills.

Another unstable day will promote the development of thunderstorms in parts of Alberta. Thunderstorms will likely develop this afternoon along the foothills and move eastward through the afternoon and evening hours. The main threats with these thunderstorms will be hail to the size of loonies, damaging wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h, and rainfall in excess of 50 mm.

East of the foothills, thunderstorms are now developing will be scattered over much of the province. These thunderstorms have the potential to become severe with accumulating small hail and heavy rainfall.

Thunderstorms will weaken this evening.

Fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. 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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