Possible Tornado: Vulcan County, Alberta

Sunday, July 7th, 2019 7:35pm



Emergency Alert

Update: 6:30 p.m. July 7, 2019

The tornado warning has been downgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning.

Update at 

5:53 PM MDT Sunday 07 July 2019
Tornado warning in effect for:

  • Vulcan Co. near Lomond Travers and Little Bow Reservoirs

At 5:53 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.

The thunderstorm is located 2 km west of Lomond and is moving to the east at 35 km/h.

Communities in the path include: Lomond

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.

Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

5:53 PM MDT Sunday 07 July 2019
Tornado warning ended for:

  • Vulcan Co. near Carmangay and Champion
  • Vulcan Co. near Vulcan and Ensign

Tornado warning for Brooks, Strathmore and Vulcan.


At 5:28 PM, a rotating severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado is located 15 km west of Lomond, moving east at 35 km/h. Communities in the path include: Lomond

Visit: weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ab for more information on weather watches and warnings.

  expand/contract Instructions:

Seek shelter immediately in a basement or reinforced structure. Get low and put as many walls between yourself and the storm as possible. Stay away from windows, doors and outside walls. If you are on the highway and cannot avoid the tornado, seek shelter in a ditch or ravine.