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Central Alberta hit by golf ball-sized hail, heavy rain

Damage is being assessed after a number of central Alberta communities were hit with heavy rain and golf ball-sized hail.

Several threatening funnel clouds seen around Calgary area

A storm brings hail and heavy rain southwest of Edmonton. (Courtesy of Prairie StormChasers)

Damage is being assessed after a number of central Alberta communities were hit with heavy rain and golf ball-sized hail.

The severe weather was also packing high winds last night when it tore through Red Deer, Lacombe, Ponoka, Rimbey, Bentley and Rocky Mountain House, damaging vehicles, windows and other property.

Environment Canada issued tornado warnings and several threatening funnel clouds were seen around the Airdrie and Crossfield areas, but there were no reports of touchdowns.

Storms also struck the Lloydminster area. 

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