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Tornado warning ends as severe storm batters Calgary area

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

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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.

Carstairs Hail

The tornado warning was downgraded to a watch just before 7 p.m., and eventually cancelled altogether.

CLICK HERE for a list of public weather alerts in Alberta.

– With files from The Canadian Press