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Chance at funnel clouds Wednesday: Environment Canada

Environment Canada says to be on the lookout for funnel clouds today. A special weather advisory was issued Wednesday morning for the following areas:

Co. of St. Paul near Ashmont St. Vincent and St. Lina
Co. of St. Paul near Elk Point and St. Edouard
Co. of St. Paul near Lindbergh and Frog Lake
Co. of St. Paul near St. Paul and Lafond
Improvement District 349 including Cold Lake Air Weapons Range
Lac La Biche Co. near Fork Lake
Lac La Biche Co. near Heart Lake
Lac La Biche Co. near Lac La Biche and Square Lake
Lac La Biche Co. near Lakeland Prov. Park and Rec. Area
Lac La Biche Co. near Plamondon Hylo and Avenir
M.D. of Bonnyville near Beaverdam
M.D. of Bonnyville near Bonnyville Ardmore and Kehewin Res.
M.D. of Bonnyville near Cold Lake and City of Cold Lake
M.D. of Bonnyville near Fishing Lake Smt
M.D. of Bonnyville near Glendon and Moose Lake
M.D. of Bonnyville near La Corey Wolf Lake and Truman
Smoky Lake Co. near Buffalo Lake and Kikino Smts
Smoky Lake Co. near Vilna Saddle Lake and Whitefish Lake

They say conditions are favourable for the development of funnel clouds this afternoon into early this evening. These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.

Environment Canada says to keep your eyes on weather updates throughout the day and report severe weather when you spot it.

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