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Thu Jul 4, 2013, 08:04 PM

Tornado warning in southern Alberta near Brooks (First flooding, now this)

Tornado warning in southern Alberta near Brooks

cbc news

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/07/04/calgary-tornado-warning-nanton.html

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Meteorologists are tracking a rotating severe thunderstorm 25 kilometres northwest of Brooks moving east at 30 km/hr. This dangerous storm is producing very large hail and may produce a tornado over the next 30 minutes. Communities in the path include Rosemary and Duchess," said an Alberta Emergency Alert issued at 6:43 p.m. MT.

Environment Canada said meteorologists had also been tracking a severe thunderstorm located northeast of Claresholm moving southeast at 20 km/h. Golf ball sized hail had been reported with this storm in Stavely.

A tornado watch is still in effect for Okotoks, Claresholm and High River a community recently devastated by flooding.

"Severe thunderstorms are developing in southern Alberta [and] some of these storms may have the potential to produce tornadoes," says the Environment Canada website.

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laundry_queen Jul 2013 #1

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Tue Jul 9, 2013, 03:12 AM

1. You'll probably see more of this

Alberta gets 10-20 tornadoes a year on average, and peak season is July. I've already rode out one warning this year (while my kids were at school, no less, and the stupid county sent them home on buses DURING the warning ) and I'm sure there are more to come. So long as it doesn't hit while I'm at the lake...Alberta is so vulnerable to another Pine Lake - campgrounds are EVERYWHERE. And they are full all summer long.

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