The thunderstorm watch has ended.
At 2:32 pm this afternoon (July 2), a severe thunderstorm watch went into effect for Airdrie, Crossfield and other regions in southern Alberta.
Environment and Climate Change Canada says the watch is for the following areas:
- Rocky View County near Airdrie and Crossfield
- Rocky View County near Bottrel and Madden
- Rocky View County near Cochrane
- Mountain View Co. near Carstairs and Stirlingville
- Mountain View County near Cremona and Water Valley
- Mountain View County near Olds and Didsbury
- Mountain View County near Sundre
According the the weather office, conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
They say that, during these types of storms, you need to watch out for lighting strikes and pay attention to the adage, "when thunder roars, go indoors!"
Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.
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