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Tornado watch issued for Wetaskiwin

As per the website, wind east 30 km per hour gusting to 50 becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 in the evening
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A Tornado watch has been issued for parts of Central Alberta. (Contributed photo)

Environment Canada has issued a Tornado watch for Wetaskiwin.

The agency announced on its website on June 3 that "conditions are favourable for the development of funnel clouds and possibly brief, weak tornadoes. Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible. The potential for tornadoes will exist until early (Monday) evening."

The watch is in place for Leduc, Camrose and Tofield. 

Environment Canada is also calling for a ‘severe risk’ of thunderstorms early this evening until midnight.

As per the website, wind east 30 km per hour gusting to 50 becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 in the evening.

There will also be a 60 per cent chance of a shower later tonight, the agency said. 



Qiam Noori, Local Journalism Initiative

About the Author: Qiam Noori, Local Journalism Initiative

I am a reporter for Black Press Media based in central Alberta.
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