Alerts for: Fort Chipewyan - Wood Buffalo National Park

Warnings

10:28 AM MDT Sunday 24 June 2018
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Clausen's Landing and Chipewyan 201FG
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Colin-Cornwall Lakes Prov. Park
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fitzgerald and La Butte Creek
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fort Chipewyan and Sand Point
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Namur River and Namur Lake Reserves
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Old Fort Chipewyan 201 and 201ABCDE
  • Wood Buffalo Nat. Park near Garden River and Thebacha Trail
  • Wood Buffalo Nat. Park near Hay Camp and Ninishith Hills
  • Wood Buffalo Nat. Park near Peace Point and Lake Claire

A prolonged period with maximum daily temperatures near or exceeding 29C and minimum overnight temperatures near 14C or above continues.

Above seasonal temperatures are expected until Monday after which a cooling trend will return for the week.

Residents of and visitors to the above warned regions are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours:

- Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
- Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time indoors at cooled buildings (including malls or indoor pools).
- Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
- Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness. Particular vigilance is urged for vulnerable individuals, including children, seniors, individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.

For more heat health advice, including for vulnerable individuals, visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/heat.aspx.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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

 

Watches

10:25 AM MDT Sunday 24 June 2018
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Clausen's Landing and Chipewyan 201FG
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Colin-Cornwall Lakes Prov. Park
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fitzgerald and La Butte Creek
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fort Chipewyan and Sand Point
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Namur River and Namur Lake Reserves
  • R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Old Fort Chipewyan 201 and 201ABCDE
  • Wood Buffalo Nat. Park near Garden River and Thebacha Trail
  • Wood Buffalo Nat. Park near Hay Camp and Ninishith Hills
  • Wood Buffalo Nat. Park near Peace Point and Lake Claire
  • Wood Buffalo Nat. Park west of the Fifth Meridian

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.

A cold front moving south from Great Slave Lake will initiate strong thunderstorms beginning early this afternoon. The main threat with these thunderstorms will be up to quarter size hail and wind gusts up to 90km/h.

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 ABstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

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