UPDATE:

At 3:56 pm Alberta Emergency alert ended the tornado warning for The Sundre Area. However, a severe thunderstorm warning still remains in effect.

 

BACKGROUND STORY

At 2:47 PM, a rotating severe thunderstorm that is producing a tornado is located near Shantz and is nearly stationary. Communities in the path include: Shantz.

According to a local source one house located on range road 45,  has collapsed because of the tornado just outside Shantz. Emergency crews are on scene, other crews from Cremona and Olds have been called in to assist.

At 2:37 pm a rotating severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado is located near Sundre and is nearly stationary. Communities in the path include Sundre,

Action to take if you are in the affected area.

  • Seek shelter immediately in a basement or reinforced structure
  • get low and put as many walls between yourself and the storm as possible
  • stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls
  • If you are on the highway, and cannot avoid the tornado, seek shelter in a ditch or ravine.


Tornado warning in effect for:

  • Mountain View Co. near Sundre

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.

Watches

map of affected areaTornado warning in effect for Sundre area including Shantz (google maps)

2:29 PM MDT Thursday 07 July 2022
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Mountain View Co. near Carstairs and Stirlingville
  • Mountain View Co. near Cremona and Water Valley
  • Mountain View Co. near Olds and Didsbury
  • Mountain View Co. near Sundre
  • Rocky View Co. near Airdrie and Crossfield
  • Rocky View Co. near Bottrel and Madden
  • Rocky View Co. near Cochrane

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms are expected over much of southern and central Alberta today. Some of these thunderstorms will become severe.

Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!