Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for Red Deer County, near Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House, and later for Lacombe County on Wednesday night.
At 8:45 p.m., Environment Canada said a severe thunderstorm about 15 kilometres northwest of Markerville had the potential to turn into a tornado in Red Deer County.
The agency said the storm was heading northeast at 20 kilometres an hour, with Sylvan Lake, Evarts and Kuusamo in its path.
At 9:15 p.m., Environment Canada looped Lacombe County into the warning, saying communities impacted would be Sylvan Lake, Jarvis Bay, Birchcliff and Prevo.
Ten minutes later, all warnings were dropped.
Watch below: A tornado warning was in place in Red Deer Wednesday night. Kent Morrison has more on the wild weather.
Several residents of Sylvan Lake shared photos and videos of the storm with Global News.
Clayton Beniuk captured incredible video of what appears to be a funnel cloud circling above his home on the south side of Sylvan Lake at about 9 p.m.
Large pieces of hail also fell in the Sylvan Lake area.
Environment Canada had said damaging winds, large hail and intense rainfall were possible.
“This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation,” the agency said in the initial alert.
“Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.”
For a complete list of areas in Alberta that have been issued a weather alert, click here.
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