UPDATE: Weather advisory called off after afternoon funnel cloud sightings
A funnel cloud develops over Grande Prairie on June 26, 2019 (Supplied by Jen Barley)
UPDATE: The advisory for the region has been cancelled by Environment Canada.
For the second day in a row, people in the Grande Prairie area have spotted funnel clouds in the sky. On Wednesday, sightings started around 1:15 p.m. on the west side of the city.
Environment Canada has issued an advisory for the region, noting weather conditions are favourable for the development of funnel clouds through the afternoon and into the early evening.
“These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.”
Funnel clouds were also reported north of Grande Prairie Tuesday, in the Sexsmith and Clairmont areas.