Severe thunderstorm sweeps through Calgary, southern Alberta
Storm brought hail, strong wind and heavy rain
Southern Albertans were warned to watch out for storms Sunday afternoon, capping off a week of hot weather.
Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm warnings for Rocky View County, Mountain View County and the M.D. of Bighorn around 2:45 p.m., with storm watches in place for Calgary and the surrounding area.
Additional alerts were issued for Calgary and the Wainwright area shortly after.
The alerts were discontinued around 7 p.m.
The agency cautioned people in the impacted areas to be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions, including strong wind gusts, nickel-sized hail and heavy rain.
The storms come as the southern part of the province is cooling off after a series of blistering days, including the hottest day ever recorded in Calgary.
A full, up-to-date list of weather alerts is available on the Environment Canada website.
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