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Tornado warning issued for Fairview in northern Alberta Friday night – Edmonton

A tornado warning was issued for the neighborhood of Fairview in northwestern Alberta Friday evening, as a line of storms swept throughout a lot of the province.

At 10:06 p.m., Environment Canada mentioned its meteorologists have been monitoring a extreme thunderstorm that’s presumably producing a twister.

The storm was positioned about 15 kilometres east of Fairview and transferring southeast at 40 km/h.

The warning was in impact for the next areas:

  • Birch Hills Co. close to Eaglesham and Freeway 740
  • M.D. of Fairview together with Fairview, Whitelaw and Dunvegan
  • M.D. of Peace together with Grimshaw and Berwyn

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Damaging winds, giant hail and regionally intense rainfall from the storm have been additionally attainable, the nationwide climate company mentioned.

“This can be a harmful and doubtlessly life-threatening state of affairs. Take cowl instantly, if threatening climate approaches,” Surroundings Canada mentioned.

“In the event you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling particles close to the bottom, flying particles, or any threatening climate approaching, take shelter instantly.”

In the event you spot a twister, you must go indoors to a room on the bottom flooring, away from exterior partitions and home windows, reminiscent of a basement, rest room, stairwell or inside closet.

Depart cell properties, autos, tents, trailers and different non permanent or free-standing shelter, and transfer to a powerful constructing should you can. As a final resort, lie in a low spot and defend your head from flying particles, the warning mentioned.

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Fairview is about 530 kilometres northwest of Edmonton within the Peace River area.

Twister warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are more likely to produce or are producing tornadoes.

Learn extra:

Thunderstorm prompts weather delay at Big Valley Jamboree

The warning got here because the Large Valley Jamboree in central Alberta needed to put a pause on occasions Friday evening due to a extreme thunderstorm.

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