Tornado warning for Red Deer!

City of Red Deer
8:40 PM MDT Thursday 07 July 2011
Tornado warning for
City of Red Deer issued

At 8.30 PM MDT RCMP reports indicate a tornado on the ground 5 km west of Innisfail. The storm is moving northeast at 30 km/h. Earlier public reports indicate that this tornado initially touched down near 8.12 PM MDT. This storm also has the potential to produce very heavy downpours and very large hail.

This is a warning that severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions. Take immediate safety precautions.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.

A warm, moist airmass is in place through Central Alberta with cooling coming in aloft from a developing weather system. Thunderstorms have started to trigger along the foothills and will track into Central Alberta this evening. Some of these thunderstorms are expected to become severe giving large hail, strong winds and heavy rain.

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