Thunderstorm Watch

Severe thunderstorm watch for Ponoka and area

Environment Canada announced a severe thunderstorm watch for Ponoka and area for June 2.

Environment Canada announced June 2 that conditions are favourable for a severe thunderstorm for Ponoka and area.

These conditions may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Those thunderstorms will continue along the foothills and will then move eastward through the afternoon with potential to become severe.

Folks are advised that the hail can damage property and cause injury.

“Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles,” states the release. “Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”

The watch was issued after seeing atmospheric conditions favourable for the development of thunderstorms.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet