A tornado warning has ended for parts of central Alberta, but severe thunderstorm warnings remain in effect.
According to a critical warning from Alberta Emergency Alert, there was a rotating severe thunderstorm near Knob Hill, potentially creating a tornado and moving northeast at 35 km / h. Knob Hill and Yeoford were the communities on the path of the tornado, the warning said.
The alert was canceled at 9:27 p.m., but severe thunderstorm warnings still apply to:
- Drayton Valley – Devon – Rimbey – Pigeon Lake
- Red deer – Ponoka – Innisfail – Stettler
The storm is capable of producing strong gusts of wind up to clay-sized hail and heavy rain.
“Take cover immediately when threatened weather approaches. Strong gusts of wind can throw loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches from trees and topple large vehicles, “the agency wrote in its warning.
“Remember, severe thunderstorms can create tornadoes.”
Severe thunderstorm monitors also apply to many communities such as Edmonton, Grande Prairie, and Medicine Hat.
In the event of a tornado or tornado warning, residents are advised to:
- Go inside to a room on the lowest floor.
- Move away from outside walls and windows.
- Leave RVs, vehicles, tents, caravans, or other makeshift accommodation.
- If possible, move to a strong building.
A full list of the latest weather warnings can be found here.