Once again, Foothills County is under a severe thunderstorm watch.
Environment Canada is warning that thunderstorms are expected this afternoon, and will stretch into the evening.
Strong gusts of winds, as well as hail, could form as a result.
10:33 AM MDT Sunday 21 August 2022
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- Foothills Co. near Cayley
- Foothills Co. near High River and Aldersyde
- Foothills Co. near Longview and Eden Valley Res.
- Foothills Co. near Okotoks and De Winton
- Foothills Co. near Priddis and Brown-Lowery Prov. Park
- Foothills Co. near Turner Valley and Black Diamond
- M.D. of Willow Creek near Claresholm and Stavely
- M.D. of Willow Creek near Nanton and Parkland
- Rocky View Co. near Bragg Creek and Tsuu T'ina Res.
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing heavy rain.
Thunderstorms are expected to develop along the foothills this afternoon. Thunderstorms will move slowly to the east and a few may become severe.
Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!
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.