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Tornado warning issued for parts of southern Alberta Saturday has ended

Storm clouds in Taber, Alta., on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Courtesy: Bonnie Vanderheyden

A tornado warning issued for the M.D. of Taber as well as other parts of southern Alberta Saturday night ended just after 9:30 p.m. MT.

An Alberta Emergency Alert had earlier advised seeking shelter if you were in the M.D. of Taber.

Warner County and parts of Lethbridge County were originally included in the warning, but Environment Canada dropped it later in the evening.

READ MORE: Severe flooding, damage in Calgary after thunderstorm Saturday

Alberta Emergency Alert said at 7:37 p.m., a tornado was spotted near New Dayton moving 60 kilometres per hour to the northeast.

Much of the province was placed under a severe thunderstorm watch earlier in the day in anticipation of storms moving into the southwest corner of Alberta and tracking northeast to north of the Edmonton region.

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At 8:04 p.m., a tornado was spotted near Barnwell moving 60 km/h to the north.

At 8:26 p.m., a possible tornado was near Taber, moving north at 60 km/h.

Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings issued for southern Alberta on June 13, 2020.
Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings issued for southern Alberta on June 13, 2020. Global News

The emergency system said to find shelter in a basement or reinforced structure immediately.

“Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions,” Environment Canada said.

For the latest Alberta weather alerts, click here.

Storm system near Scandia, Alta., amid a tornado alert for the area on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Courtesy: Nevin deMilliano (@SwiftChaser) and @PrairieChasers

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– With a file from Jodi Hughes

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