A tornado touched down in Ponoka Thursday, June 30, 2016 causing damage to five homes but leaving no injuries. After an inspection Environment Canada confirmed the event stating it was an Enhanced Fujita Scale Zero. The funnel cloud lasted for several minutes. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

A tornado touched down in Ponoka Thursday, June 30, 2016 causing damage to five homes but leaving no injuries. After an inspection Environment Canada confirmed the event stating it was an Enhanced Fujita Scale Zero. The funnel cloud lasted for several minutes. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Funnel cloud warnings for Wetaskiwin area

Environment Canada has a weather advisory in effect for the County of Wetaskiwin.

Environment Canada has a weather advisory in effect for numerous areas including the County of Wetaskiwin as today’s weather conditions are favourable for funnel clouds.

Funnel clouds are expected to develop from Red Deer northeastward toward Lloydminster.

Environment Canada says these types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground, however, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak land spout tornado.

Should a funnel cloud develop nearby, prepare to take shelter. Funnel clouds usually appear with little or no warning.



shaela.dansereau@pipestoneflyer.ca

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