052  
WWCN15 CWWG 311848  
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH  
FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA  
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 12:48 P.M. MDT WEDNESDAY 31 AUGUST 2016.  
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR:  
=NEW= NORDEGG - FORESTRY TRUNK ROAD HIGHWAY 734  
=NEW= ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE - CAROLINE.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
CONDITIONS ARE FAVOURABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DANGEROUS  
THUNDERSTORMS THAT MAY BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS,  
DAMAGING HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN.  
 
THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER THE NORTH AND CENTRAL  
FOOTHILLS THIS AFTERNOON THEN MOVE NORTH AND EAST THIS EVENING. SOME  
OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE SEVERE WEATHER. THE RISK OF  
SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THIS  
WATCH MAY BE EXPANDED AS STORMS DEVELOP AND CONFIDENCE INCREASES IN  
AREAS LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED.  
 
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(EXCLAMATION MARK) 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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