timberland boots mens Central Alberta hit with storm warnings and watches
Outdoor events were cancelled and Albertans kept eyes on the skies Thursday amidst warnings for severe weather, from tornados to thunderstorms. and a possible tornado was reported in the area of Leduc County and Wetaskiwin County.
The Edmonton Street Performers Festival site at Churchill Square closed down, including the Troupe du Jour, as the storm brought about a dramatic shift from the sunny, 29 C day. start. for Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert, although a watch remained in effect. for Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.
Environment Canada warns there is a potential for golf ball sized hail or larger, wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h and the risk of very heavy rainfall greater than 50 mm.
Leduc County and Wetaskiwin County were no longer under an Alberta Emergency Alert for tornados. the Brazeau County tornado warning ended. a tornado watch is still in effect for Beaver County, Camrose County, the county of Wetaskiwin, Millet and Highway 2, Flagstaff County, Leduc County and Strathcona County. that a tornado was spotted five km northwest of Breton moving east. Tennis ball sized hail is also possible. Lindale, Sunnybrook and Thorsby are in the storm path. and was moving east at 30 km/h.
Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for Brazeau County near Drayton Valley and Breton and Leduc County near Warburg, Thorsby and Pigeon Lake.
Lindale, Sunnybrook and Thorsby were in the storm path. Tennis ball size hail and 100 km/h wind gusts are possible with the storm.
Early afternoon Thunderstorm watch for Edmonton
Strong winds and golf ball sized hail could pound much of central Alberta including Edmonton as Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch Thursday morning.
According to the national weather watchdog, an unstable air mass over Alberta will “set the stage” for thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. The storms have the potential to become severe, and produce hail the size of golf balls, or even larger, as well as wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h. North of Edmonton could see up to 50 mm of rain.