Funnel cloud spotted south of Edmonton
Thunderstorms over the Leduc region spawned a small funnel cloud Wednesday evening.
Given the setup of the atmosphere, it's possible we'll see a few more of these before the evening is done.
Weak rotation beneath the thunderstorms can get pulled up into the storms and produce funnels, which usually pose no real threat of touching down and doing damage. However, there is always the outside chance that the rotation becomes strong enough to produce a weak landspout tornado.
Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a "Weather Advisory" related to funnel clouds for the following areas:
- Red Deer-Ponoka-Innisfail-Stettler
Temperatures have only topped 28 C eight times this summer in Edmonton.
Temperatures will get close to 30 C over the next few days in Edmonton.
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