Another Severe Thunderstorm Watch was just issued for Calgary

Aug 14 2019, 10:17 am

Surprise, surprise… another storm is on its way to Calgary.

Environment Canada has just issued multiple Severe Thunderstorm Watches for southern Alberta, including the city of Calgary, less than 24 hours after a watch was called on Tuesday.

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The watches are currently in effect for Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre, Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan, Cardston, Fort Macleod, Magrath, Calgary, Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek, Waterton Lakes National Park, Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Foremost, Drumheller, Three Hills, Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River, Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Suffield, Okotoks, High River, and Claresholm.

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Environment Canada alert map (Environment Canada)

None of the watches had been upgraded to full-blown warnings as of 11 am Wednesday, though residents in these areas are still being warned that “conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.”

The storms are expected to form in the afternoon and continue into the evening.

And the weather agency warns, “Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”