Alerts for: Hanna - Coronation - Oyen

Warnings

4:44 AM MDT Tuesday 17 July 2018
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Co. of Paintearth near Brownfield
  • Co. of Paintearth near Castor and Fleet
  • Co. of Paintearth near Coronation and Throne
  • M.D. of Acadia including Acadia Valley
  • M.D. of Provost near Bodo
  • S.A. 2 near Cessford Wardlow and Pollockville
  • S.A. 2 near Hanna and Richdale
  • S.A. 2 near Spondin and Scapa
  • S.A. 2 near Sunnynook
  • S.A. 3 near Big Stone Cappon and Gold Spur
  • S.A. 3 near Oyen and Cereal
  • S.A. 3 near Sedalia and New Brigden
  • S.A. 3 near Sibbald and Esther
  • S.A. 3 near Youngstown
  • S.A. 4 near Hemaruka Wiste and Monitor Creek
  • S.A. 4 near Kirriemuir and Compeer
  • S.A. 4 near Veteran and Consort

A period with maximum daily temperatures reaching near 29C or above and minimum overnight temperatures reaching near 14C or above will continue today. A low pressure system moving through the province on Wednesday will bring scattered showers and cooler temperatures to the region.

Residents of and visitors to the above warned regions are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours:
- Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
- Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time indoors at cooled buildings (including malls or indoor pools).
- Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
- Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time.

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness. Particular vigilance is urged for vulnerable individuals, including children, seniors, individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.

For more heat health advice, including for vulnerable individuals, visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/heat.aspx.

Heat Warnings are issued when very high temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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.

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