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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 

MORE LINKS TO STAY INFORMED

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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