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Watches/warnings for AB/SK/ON



12:36 PM CST Friday 28 June 2019 Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for areas in yellow:

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.



1:23 PM MDT Friday 28 June 2019 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for areas in red:

At 1:23 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain. This thunderstorm about 10 km west of Thorhild and is slowly moving towards the northeast. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.



3:40 PM EDT Friday 28 June 2019 Heat Warning in effect for areas in red:

Humidex values reaching 35 are expected for the next 3 days. A multi-day heat event tonight and through the long weekend. Daytime maximum temperatures are forecast to be near 30 degrees and fall to near 18 degrees overnight, providing little relief from the heat. Additionally humidex values will likely reach the high thirties, particularly near the Minnesota border. Slightly lower temperatures are expected to arrive next week.

Extreme heat affects everyone. Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle. Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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