Reports of toonie-sized hail in southeast Calgary as southern Alberta hit with more storm warnings

Warnings of severe thunderstorms and a possible tornado were issued Friday afternoon for parts of southern Alberta.

Possibility for strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain, Environment Canada says 

Calgary is among the regions in southern Alberta under thunderstorm watch late Friday afternoon. (Natalie Gillis)

Some communities in southern Alberta are under severe thunderstorm warnings while another handful of storm watches were issued on Friday evening.

Environment Canada said it's possible the thunderstorms could produce strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. 

The areas with thunderstorm warnings as of about 9:46 p.m include:

  • Hanna, Coronation and Oyen.

Earlier in the evening there were watches and warnings for areas near Okotoks, High River, Claresholm, Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds and Sundre along with Calgary and areas near Drumheller.

There were reports of toonie-sized hail in the city's southwest community of Canyon Meadows around 7 p.m.

Hanna, Coronation and Oyen were also under watch for a possible tornado.

Meanwhile, there were reports on social media of a small funnel cloud near Priddis.


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