July 9, 2019 12:02 am
Updated: July 9, 2019 7:51 am

Researchers looking into whether Alberta’s wild weekend weather may have triggered a tornado: Environment Canada

WATCH ABOVE: (From July 7, 2019) On Sunday at 5:30 p.m., Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for Vulcan County. Jodi Hughes has more from Calgary Stampede grounds.

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Environment Canada has released some data related to storm activity in Alberta over the weekend.

The weather agency said the Prairie and Arctic Storm Prediction Centre is investigating a possible tornado, roughly 18 kilometres west of Lomond in southern Alberta’s Vulcan County.

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Environment Canada said the occurrence was on July 7 at 5:27 p.m. The weather agency is asking for anyone with information regarding this possible tornado to contact them.

READ MORE: Tornado warning issued for Vulcan County downgraded to thunderstorm warning

Environment Canada said that hail, up to 5.5 centimetres (chicken egg-sized) in size, was reported 10 km southeast of Nanton.

Meanwhile, 4.5 cm (golf-ball sized) sized hail was reported 15 km northeast of Champion and 3.3 cm (walnut-sized) hail was reported 5 km west of Vulcan.

Strong winds were also recorded in Alberta. Travers hit 87 km/h and Priddis reached 80 km/h.

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