Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Fort McMurray and Surrounding Communities

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Fort McMurray and Surrounding Communities

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Severe weather could be headed our way.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the following communities.

    Lac La Biche Co. near Crow Lake Prov. Park
    Lac La Biche Co. near Wiau Winefred and Grist Lakes
    R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fort MacKay and Wallace Creek
    R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Fort McMurray and Anzac
    R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Gipsy Lake and Whitemud Falls
    R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Grand Rapids Wildland Prov. Park
    R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Janvier South and Conklin
    R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Mariana Lake
    R.M. of Wood Buffalo near Stony Mtn Prov. Park and Engstrom Lake
The weather agency says some of these thunderstorms will have the potential to become severe, producing golf ball size hail or perhaps even larger, as well as wind gusts of 100 km/h and up to 50 mm of rain.

Environment Canada notes later this afternoon and this evening there’s a potential these storms may produce tornadoes.

“As the day wears on and the scenario becomes more clear, parts of the watch may be upgraded to a tornado watch,” the weather advisory reads.

A tornado watch has already been issued for parts of central Alberta including Drayton Valley, Pigeon Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, Spruce Grove, and Morinville.
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