078  
WFCN15 CWWG 070154  
TORNADO WARNING  
FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA  
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 7:54 P.M. MDT SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016.  
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TORNADO WARNING FOR:  
=NEW= ROCKY VIEW CO. NEAR AIRDRIE AND CROSSFIELD.  
 
TORNADO WARNING - REPLACES SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR:  
ROCKY VIEW CO. NEAR AIRDRIE AND CROSSFIELD.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
UPDATED OR ENDED BY 8:53 P.M. MDT.  
 
AT 7:54 P.M. MDT, ENVIRONMENT CANADA METEOROLOGISTS ARE TRACKING A  
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM THAT IS POSSIBLY PRODUCING A TORNADO. DAMAGING  
WINDS, LARGE HAIL AND LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.  
 
THIS STORM IS JUST NORTH OF CALGARY AND MOVING TO THE NORTHWEST AT  
35 KM/H. COMMUNITIES IN THE PATH INCLUDE AIRDRIE AND BALZAC.  
 
THIS IS A DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. TAKE  
COVER IMMEDIATELY, IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES. IF YOU HEAR A  
ROARING SOUND OR SEE A FUNNEL CLOUD, SWIRLING DEBRIS NEAR THE  
GROUND, FLYING DEBRIS, OR ANY THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHING, TAKE  
SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. GO INDOORS TO A ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR, AWAY  
FROM OUTSIDE WALLS AND WINDOWS, SUCH AS A BASEMENT, BATHROOM,  
STAIRWELL OR INTERIOR CLOSET. LEAVE MOBILE HOMES, VEHICLES, TENTS,  
TRAILERS AND OTHER TEMPORARY OR FREE-STANDING SHELTER, AND MOVE TO A  
STRONG BUILDING IF YOU CAN. AS A LAST RESORT, LIE IN A LOW SPOT AND  
PROTECT YOUR HEAD FROM FLYING DEBRIS. LIGHTNING KILLS AND INJURES  
CANADIANS EVERY YEAR. REMEMBER, WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO  
INDOORS(EXCLAMATION MARK) TORNADO WARNINGS ARE ISSUED WHEN IMMINENT  
OR OCCURRING THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY TO PRODUCE OR ARE PRODUCING  
TORNADOES. PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO  
STORM(AT)EC.GC.CA OR TWEET REPORTS TO (HASH)ABSTORM.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
END/PASPC  
 
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