WATCH ABOVE: Extreme weather hits Alberta bringing massive clouds and hail. Tracy Nagai reports.
CALGARY – A vicious storm north of Calgary on Tuesday had many people keeping their eyes on the skies.
Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for Rocky View County near Airdrie and Crossfield and Mountain View County near Carstairs and Stirlingville just after 6 p.m.
No twisters touched down, but the storm still packed a punch, producing strong winds and large hail.
WATCH BELOW: Time-lapse of storm system north of Calgary
WATCH BELOW: Flooding in Rimby, Alberta
BELOW: Photos of ominous clouds over Alberta on Tuesday, July 21
Hail did a lot of damage to vehicles and windows in communities such as Red Deer, Lacombe, Ponoka, Rimbey, Bentley and Rocky Mountain House.
BELOW: Carstairs resident Cherra-Lynne Olthof captured this image of heavy hail in her backyard.
The tornado warning was downgraded to a watch just before 7 p.m., and eventually cancelled altogether.
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– With files from The Canadian Press