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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for the midwest region

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Lloydminster, Wainwright, Vermilion, Provost and areas.

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms will continue to develop late this morning and move northeast across Alberta. The risk of severe thunderstorms is expected to last into the early evening hours.

There is upwards of 30mm of rain possible for Lloydminster and area going into Friday.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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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.

The area includes:

  • Beaver Co. near Viking and Kinsella
  • City of Lloydminster Alb.
  • Co. of Minburn near Innisfree Lavoy and Ranfurly
  • Co. of Minburn near Minburn and Mannville
  • Co. of Two Hills near Myrnam and Derwent
  • Co. of Two Hills near Two Hills and Brosseau
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Dewberry and Clandonald
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Islay and McNabb Sanctuary
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Kitscoty and Marwayne
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Paradise Valley
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Tulliby Lake
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Vermilion
  • Flagstaff Co. near Alliance and Bellshill Lake
  • Flagstaff Co. near Killam and Sedgewick
  • Flagstaff Co. near Lougheed and Hardisty
  • M.D. of Provost near Czar Metiskow and Cadogan
  • M.D. of Provost near Hughenden Amisk and Kessler
  • M.D. of Provost near Provost and Hayter
  • M.D. of Wainwright near Chauvin Dillberry Lake and Roros
  • M.D. of Wainwright near Edgerton and Koroluk Landslide
  • M.D. of Wainwright near Irma
  • M.D. of Wainwright near Wainwright.
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