Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for City of Edmonton

Update 9:10 PM – Watch has now ended.

8:03 PM MDT Monday 05 August 2019
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms are expected to continue to form this evening. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Edmonton

Update 9:10 PM – Watch has now ended.

1:50 PM MDT Monday 05 August 2019
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Edmonton

Update 8:48 PM – Warning has now ended. 

6:56 PM MDT Friday 02 August 2019
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park

At 6:56 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of dangerous thunderstorms capable of producing damaging wind gusts, up to golf ball size hail and heavy rain.

These thunderstorms are located between Rich Valley and Genesee and are moving to the east at 40 km/h.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for City of Edmonton

Update 10:26 PM – Watch has now ended

5:17 PM MDT Friday 02 August 2019
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, damaging hail and torrential rain.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop mid to late afternoon over sections of central and northern Alberta with some having the potential to become severe.

The thunderstorm watch area may need to be expanded as the day progresses.

As conditions evolve later in the day sections of the thunderstorm watch area may need to be upgraded to a tornado watch.

Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for City of Edmonton

Update 6:08 PM – Watch has now ended.

3:29 PM MDT Saturday 27 July 2019
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop over parts of central and eastern Alberta this afternoon. Some of these thunderstorms will have the potential to become severe. The thunderstorm threat will continue into the early evening hours.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Serve thunderstorm watch in effect for Edmonton

Update: 4:56 PM – Watch has ended.

10:31 AM MDT Wednesday 24 July 2019

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms have the potential to produce severe weather into this evening.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Edmonton

Update 8:21am – Watch has now ended.

7:20 AM MDT Wednesday 24 July 2019

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms have the potential to produce severe weather early this morning.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Funnel Cloud advisory issued for Edmonton, St. Albert & Sherwood Park

Update 6:15 PM – Weather advisory ended for City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park 

3:51 PM MDT Sunday 07 July 2019

Weather advisory in effect for:

  • City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park

Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today.

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.