#; 30 p.m. MST update: Environment Canada’s tornado warning for Calgary has ended, a holdover remains.
3:05 p.m. MST update: The warning now reads: “Several eyewitnesses reported a possible tornado in West Calgary near the Transcanada Highway at 2:30 pm traveling east at 15 km / h.”
The tornado warnings for all regions in Alberta except Calgary have ended, although thunderstorm watches for Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds Sundre, Calgary, Drumheller, Three Hills, Hanna, Coronation, Oyen, Lloydminster, Wainwright, Vermilion, Provost, Red Deer, continue to apply. Ponoka, Innisfail and Stettler.
Environment Canada has issued a tornado warning for the city of Calgary and surrounding communities.
The alert was issued at 2:36 pm, and many Calgarians received an emergency alert on their phones advising them to “take cover immediately if threatened weather approaches”.
Environment Canada’s official warning reads:
“At 2:36 p.m. (CET), Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that creates a tornado. Harmful winds, large hailstones, and local heavy rainfall are also possible.
An eyewitness reported a possible tornado near Springbank at 2:30 p.m. and was traveling east at 15 km / h.
This is a dangerous and potentially life threatening situation. Take cover immediately if threatened weather approaches. If you hear a booming noise or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or threatening weather, seek shelter immediately. “
The tornado warning also applies to Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre, Okotoks, High River, and Claresholm.