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Funnel cloud advisory issued for parts of southern Alberta

Calgary Herald logo Calgary Herald 2017-06-14 Michael Wood
072615-funnelcloud.jpeg-Cross_Iron_clouds-W.jpg: Funnel cloud advisory issued for parts of southern Alberta © Courtesy Tanya Downes Funnel cloud advisory issued for parts of southern Alberta

A funnel cloud advisory has been issued for parts of southern Alberta, including Red Deer.

According to the national weather service, a weather disturbance is over the region and conditions will be “favourable” for the development of funnel clouds. Such types of funnel clouds are generated by a weaker rotation and normally don’t pose much of a threat near the ground. There is a chance, however, for them to intensify. 

The advisory is in effect for the following areas:

• Camrose Co. near Bashaw and Meeting Creek

• City of Red Deer

• Co. of Paintearth near Halkirk and Big Knife Prov. Park

• Co. of Stettler near Big Valley

• Co. of Stettler near Botha and Gadsby

• Co. of Stettler near Byemoor and Endiang

• Co. of Stettler near Donalda

• Co. of Stettler near Stettler Nevis and Rochon Sands

• Flagstaff Co. near Forestburg and Galahad

• Lacombe Co. near Clive Alix and Mirror

• Lacombe Co. near Eckville

• Lacombe Co. near Lacombe Blackfalds and Bentley

• Ponoka Co. near Ponoka and Maskwacis

• Red Deer Co. near Elnora Lousana and Delburne

• Red Deer Co. near Penhold Innisfail and Bowden

• Red Deer Co. near Pine Lake

• Red Deer Co. near Spruce View and Red Lodge Prov. Park

• Red Deer Co. near Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House 


Check Alberta’s official road reports

See the status of departures and arrivals from the Calgary International Airport

Take a look at Environment Canada’s weather radar for the region

Check the City of Calgary’s traffic advisories

Check this map of any current weather alerts in place across the province


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