A photo of an apparent funnel cloud taken Wednesday southwest of the Eastlink Center.
UPDATE: The weather advisory has been cancelled.Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for the Grande Prairie region 1:18 p.m. Wednesday with local residents spotting funnel clouds developing in the sky.Conditions are anticipated to be favourable for the development of funnel clouds into the early evening.“These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms,” Environment Canada stated. “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.”The weather advisory is in effect for:
Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and Demmitt Co. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and Wembley Co. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La Glace M.D. of Greenview near DeBolt M.D. of Greenview near Little Smoky M.D. of Greenview near O’Brien Prov. Park and Big Mtn Creek M.D. of Greenview near Sturgeon Lake M.D. of Greenview near Valleyview and New Fish Creek M.D. of Greenview near Wapiti and Shuttler Flats Rec. Area