Funnel Cloud Risk Across Alberta

Posted by on Saturday, August 5, 2017
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Across portions of central Alberta, including the capital region and as far east as the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, there is a chance that we may see some funnel clouds today.

The development of funnel clouds is dependent on less cloud cover then what we are seeing right now. We will need a catalyst such as daytime heating.

An unstable air-mass exists across the province due to a stalled upper low.

Remember that a tornado begins as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud extending from a thunderstorm cloud base. A funnel cloud is made visible by cloud droplets, however, in some cases it can appear to be invisible due to lack of moisture.



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