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Tornado watches issued in northern Alberta


Staff writers

July 23, 2012 — The City of Edmonton is under a tornado watch as severe thunderstorms move through the province.

The Weather Network is keeping a close eye on severe thunderstorms that are moving across parts of northern Alberta, bringing dark skies and heavy rain.

Tornado watches have been issued for the City of Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc and Westlock.

"Environment Canada reports that in Edmonton and adjacent regions, conditions are favourable for some storms to produce isolated tornadoes," says Rob Davis, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "Watch the skies and be aware of updates to weather watches and warnings."

Rainfall warnings have been issued for other parts of the province, with Hinton and Whitecourt set to receive up to 90 mm of rain.

Large hail and damaging winds are also in the forecast.

TORNADO SAFETY


If you should come into contact with a tornado:

  • Stay calm
  • Seek shelter under something sturdy
  • Never try to outrun a tornado
Visit the Alerts section of the website to keep on top of watches and warnings across the country.

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