Powerful storm causes damage as it rolls through Calgary
CALGARY – A short but powerful storm that rolled through the city on Wednesday left behind a trail of damage.
Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Calgary just after 10 p.m., cautioning it had the potential to produce hail and wind gusts.
The rainstorm did indeed bring strong winds that tumbled trees and downed a few power lines.
Global News Meteorologist Jordan Witzel says peak wind gusts of 72 km/h were measured at the airport during the 11 p.m. hour.
The airport weather station recorded 3.4 mm of rainfall, while the Canadian Olympic Park weather station recorded 3.1 mm.
The thunderstorm warning was cancelled around 11:30 p.m.
WATCH: Lightning flashes behind Paul Dunphy as he discusses a powerful storm rolling through Calgary, on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014: