August 1, 2018 12:36 am
Updated: August 2, 2018 6:49 am

Severe thunderstorm warnings dropped in Alberta

WATCH: Global's Gemma Lynne Stroobant has the latest on possible severe weather on Wednesday.


A number of severe thunderstorm warnings and watches hit Alberta on Tuesday night but were later dropped as the system moved through.

Most warnings were in the province’s southern areas, but some did stretch as far north as Nordegg.

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A severe thunderstorm warning that was in place for Slave Lake and the Wabasca, Peerless Lake, Gift Lake, Cadotte Lake region was dropped early Wednesday morning.

Severe thunderstorm warnings took effect just after 9 p.m. MT near Cardston, Crowsnest Pass, Grande Cache, Nordegg and Rocky Mountain House.

Hail covered Highway 22 west of Nanton around the same time Tuesday evening, making the last day of July look an awful lot like winter.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when the storms likely to produce any combination of “large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall,” according to Environment Canada.

For a complete list of weather warnings and watches, check Environment Canada Alerts for updates.

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