'Potentially life-threatening' tornado reported in central Alberta

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This map shows Environment Canada tornado alerts in Alberta on Tuesday.  (Environment Canada  - image credit)
This map shows Environment Canada tornado alerts in Alberta on Tuesday. (Environment Canada - image credit)

Tornado warnings for several regions in Alberta have been lifted after a tornado was spotted in central Alberta.

Environment Canada had issued a tornado warnings for multiple regions Tuesday afternoon that have since been downgraded.

Hanna - Coronation - Oyen and Lloydminster - Wainwright - Vermilion - Provost had weather warnings in place for severe thunderstorms as of 4 p.m. MT. Both areas were also on tornado watch.

Earlier Tuesday afternoon, a tornado was reported with the thunderstorm five kilometres north of Alliance, though it weakened soon after.

Alliance is approximately 160 km east of Red Deer.

"This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches," the alert read.

"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."

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