July 20, 2019 6:58 pm
Updated: July 20, 2019 9:49 pm

Severe thunderstorm warnings lifted across southern Alberta

A view of Highway 2, south of Jct. 519 near Granum, Alta., at 4:45 p.m. on July 20, 2019.

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More unsettled weather was forecasted in southern Alberta on Saturday afternoon as Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several areas.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m., the weather agency said its meteorologists were “tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing pea to dime-sized hail and heavy rain.”

“This line of severe thunderstorms is located from Brooks to Claresholm and is moving west at 30 km/h,” Environment Canada said on its website.

“These storms are producing rainfall rates of 50 mm/h and small hail.”

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The warnings were reduced to watches at around 6 p.m.

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At around 6:45 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Wheatland County near Standard and Gleichen. Environment Canada said the storm was 10 km southeast of Standard, moving west at 10 km/h.

At 7:15 p.m., a warning was issued for Strathmore, Lyalta and Carseland in Wheatland County. Environment Canada said the storm was 20 km east of Strathmore, moving west at 20 km/h.

At around 7:45 p.m., the warnings for Standard, Gleichen, Strathmore, Lyalta and Carseland were dropped.

For a complete list of areas in Alberta that have been issued a weather alert, click here.

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