Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds this afternoon and this evening.
Environment Canada issued a weather advisory for:
- Kneehill Co. near Acme and Linden
- Kneehill Co. near Carbon
- Kneehill Co. near Three Hills
- Kneehill Co. near Trochu and Huxley
- Starland Co. near Michichi and Delia
- Starland Co. near Morrin and Munson
- Starland Co. near Rumsey and Rowley
- Town of Drumheller
- Wheatland Co. near Hwys 569 and 848
- Wheatland Co. near Rockyford and Rosebud
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.
Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous. They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distances.
Treat any funnel cloud sighting seriously. Should a funnel cloud develop nearby, prepare to take shelter. These funnel clouds usually appear with little or no warning.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ABStorm.
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