Wednesday , 24 February 2021

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Lakeland

Precipitation map at 3:30pm Wednesday from Environment Canada.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the lakeland area.

As of 3:22pm, the M.D. of Bonnyville, County of St. Paul, and Lac La Biche County are under the severe thunderstorm watch.

That includes Bonnyville, Cold Lake, St. Paul, Elk Point, and Lac La Biche.

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain.

Roughly 15-25mm of rain is expected Wednesday with the chance of a severe thunderstorm. A north blowing wind will gust between 20-40km.

Environment Canada says it will become light near midnight with a low of 12 degrees.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.