July 23, 2018 6:23 pm
Updated: July 24, 2018 3:09 pm

Hail, heavy rain and flooding seen in Calgary and surrounding area as severe thunderstorm passes through

Mon, Jul 23: A severe thunderstorm brought nasty weather to Calgary and the surrounding area Monday, with intense hail and heavy rain and wind. Lauren Pullen reports.

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A severe thunderstorm brought nasty weather to some parts of southwestern Alberta on Monday.

A warning was ended for Calgary and Rocky View County — including Canmore, Cochrane, Bragg Creek, Tsuut’ina Reserve and Ghost Lake – but not before the storm brought loonie-sized hail, heavy rain and dangerous wind gusts across the region.

WATCH: Video shows hail blowing into Calgary-area mall during thunderstorm.

Environment Canada said golf ball-sized hail and damaging wind gusts upwards of 100 km/h were possible in the Calgary area.

WATCH: Viewer video shows Highway 1 covered in hail near Canmore, Alta., as a severe thunderstorm warning was issued on Monday.

Cloudy skies can be seen west of Airdrie as a thunderstorm approaches on July 23.

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Hail blankets a parking lot at Cross Iron Mills shopping centre on July 23.

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Environment Canada said golf ball-sized hail and damaging wind gusts upwards of 100 km/h were possible in the Calgary area.

The weather agency was advising residents to stay inside as hail and lightning can cause damage and injury.

WATCH: Severe thunderstorms that brought hail and heavy rain to Calgary and the surrounding area on Monday prompted a warning from Environment Canada. Lauren Pullen reports.

Viewer video sent to Global News showed Highway 1 covered in hail — which looked like snow — near Scott Lake Hill between Canmore and Calgary.

Other video and photos showed flooded streets and heavy rain falling in many parts of the city.

WATCH: A severe thunderstorm brought hail and flooding to parts of Calgary on Monday. A flooded street in Midnapore is seen in this video taken by Global News assignment editor Ken MacGillivray.

YYC Calgary International Airport tweeted at about 4:45 p.m., advising travellers to check flight times ahead of any planned flights.

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