A tornado warning was just issued for the city of Calgary

Jul 5 2020, 8:49 pm

Update: The tornado warnings have ended. Severe thunderstorm warnings remain in place for the City of Calgary, Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan, Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, and Sundre as of 10:20 pm MST. 

Environment Canada has issued a tornado warning for the City of Calgary and surrounding municipalities.

The warning was issued at 9:40 pm, with many Calgarians receiving an emergency alert on their phones advising to “take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.”

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Emergency Alert screenshot

Environment Canada’s official alert reads:

“At 9:40 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time Sunday, Environment Canada has issued a tornado warning for Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan and South Central Alberta. Extra care and attention should be exercised in and around the following localities: the City of Calgary and Chestermere. Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail, and locally intense rainfall are also possible.”

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Environment Canada

The alert will be active until 10:40 pm, according to Environment Canada.

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