Severe thunderstorm watch issued for wide area including Cochrane, Airdrie

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Atmosphere Canada has issued a extreme thunderstorm look ahead to areas slammed by a twister earlier this week.

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The alert, posted at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, covers Rocky View and Mountain View counties, together with Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds and Sundre.

“Situations are beneficial for the event of extreme thunderstorms that could be able to producing sturdy wind gusts, giant hail and heavy rain,” it reads. “Extreme thunderstorms are potential this afternoon and night.”

One residence was levelled and 5 others broken when a storm swept by way of an space about 130 kilometres northwest of Calgary on Thursday afternoon.

Atmosphere Canada mentioned no less than one twister touched down, however the company continues to be making an attempt to gauge the storm’s power by way of harm assessments.

Calgary and areas south of the town will not be included in Saturday’s watch.

The affected areas are:

• Rocky View Co. close to Airdrie and Crossfield;
• Rocky View Co. close to Bottrel and Madden;
• Rocky View Co. close to Cochrane;
• Mountain View Co. close to Carstairs and Stirlingville;
• Mountain View Co. close to Cremona and Water Valley;
• Mountain View Co. close to Olds and Didsbury;
• Mountain View Co. close to Sundre.

Extreme thunderstorm watches are issued when circumstances are beneficial for the event of storms that would produce giant hail, damaging winds or torrential rainfall.

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