July 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Updated: July 15, 2019 9:03 pm

Tornado warning issued after funnel cloud spotted in Crossfield

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A funnel cloud was spotted near Crossfield, Alta., on Sunday, prompting an emergency alert and tornado warning for Mountain View County and Rocky View County.

Environment Canada said the tornado touched down two kilometres northeast of Crossfield at 2:15 p.m. and was moving east.

The tornado warning was issued at around 2:15 p.m. and covered Mountain View County near Carstairs and Stirlingville and Rocky View County near Airdrie and Crossfield.

At 2:40 p.m., a tornado warning was issued for Kneehill County near Acme and Linden and Rocky View County near Irricana, Beiseker and Kathyrn.

Shortly after 3 p.m., the tornado warning ended for Mountain View County near Carstairs and Stirlingville and Rocky View County near Airdrie and Crossfield.

At 3:30 p.m., the tornado warning ended for Rocky View County near Irricana Beiseker and Kathyrn.


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Environment Canada said meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is producing a tornado.

“Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible,” the agency said.

The tornado warnings were in addition to severe thunderstorm warnings that popped up across southern Alberta on Sunday.

For a complete list of areas in Alberta that have been issued a weather alert, click here.

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