UPDATE: The watch has been lifted.


Environment Canada has issued a Tornado Watch for Cochrane and the area as conditions are favourable Monday afternoon for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

Damaging winds, very large hail, and heavy rain are also possible. 

The following areas are under a tornado watch:

  • Mountain View Co. near Carstairs and Stirlingville
  • Mountain View Co. near Cremona and Water Valley
  • Mountain View Co. near Olds and Didsbury
  • Mountain View Co. near Sundre
  • Rocky View Co. near Airdrie and Crossfield
  • Rocky View Co. near Bottrel and Madden
  • Rocky View Co. near Cochrane

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.