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Tornado Warning Issued after Funnel Clouds Spotted in Alberta

Environment Canada has issued a tornado warning after funnel clouds were spotted in southern Alberta on Sunday afternoon

As the storm passed over Crossfield, which slowly moved to the east and the warning was issued about two in the afternoon on Sunday and was in place for more than an hour.

The alert was lifted after 3:30 pm, but thunderstorm warnings and watches continue to stay in several areas, including –

  • Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan
  • Drumheller, Three Hills
  • Okotoks, High River, Claresholm
  • Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre
  • Calgary
  • Hanna, Coronation, Oyen

“Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible,” read the warning.

“This thunderstorm is located near Crossfield and is moving slowly to the east. 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,” reads the statement issued by Environment Canada.

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