UPDATE: July 6, 2022

Environment Canada has lifted all watches and warnings for Central Alberta

UPDATE 2:53PM Tornado Warning: 

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado and have issued a tornado watch for the Alliance and Corronation areas. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.

The tornado is located near Alliance, and is heading to the northeast at 15 km/h.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.

Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes.


Original Post 12:00PM on 07/05/2022--ENDED

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for central Alberta noting that conditions are favourable for the formation of funnel clouds.  

The effected areas include:  

  • Camrose Co. near Bashaw and Meeting Creek 

  • City of Red Deer 

  • Co. of Paintearth near Halkirk and Big Knife Prov. Park 

  • Co. of Stettler near Big Valley 

  • Co. of Stettler near Botha and Gadsby 

  • Co. of Stettler near Byemoor and Endiang 

  • Co. of Stettler near Donalda 

  • Co. of Stettler near Stettler Nevis and Rochon Sands 

  • Flagstaff Co. near Forestburg and Galahad 

  • Lacombe Co. near Clive Alix and Mirror 

  • Lacombe Co. near Eckville 

  • Lacombe Co. near Lacombe Blackfalds and Bentley 

  • Ponoka Co. near Ponoka and Maskwacis 

  • Red Deer Co. near Elnora Lousana and Delburne 

  • Red Deer Co. near Penhold Innisfail and Bowden 

  • Red Deer Co. near Pine Lake 

  • Red Deer Co. near Spruce View and Red Lodge Prov. Park 

  • Red Deer Co. near Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House 

Funnel clouds are expected to develop near  a line from Lacombe to Drayton Valley to Three Hills. This line will move slowly to the north and east this afternoon. 

These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado. 
If conditions become more favourable for the development of landspout tornadoes, watches and warnings will be issued by Environment Canada. 

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