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All severe thunderstorm warnings and watches lifted for southern Alberta

A view of Highway 1, west of the Highway 22 overpass on the afternoon of Aug. 6, 2019. .
A view of Highway 1, west of the Highway 22 overpass on the afternoon of Aug. 6, 2019. . CREDIT: https://511.alberta.ca

Parts of southern Alberta were under a severe thunderstorm warning on Tuesday afternoon.

At 3:36 p.m., Environment Canada issued a warning for parts of Rocky View County and said its meteorologists were “tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel-sized hail and heavy rain.”

“This thunderstorm is located five kilometres southwest of Cochrane and is moving to the southeast at 40 km/h.” the weather agency said.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m., the warning for Rocky View County was lifted.

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Watch below: Some videos from Global News’ coverage of weather in central and northern Alberta in August 2019.

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Several other areas in the southern half of the province were under a severe thunderstorm watch as of 4 p.m.

At around 4:15 p.m., Environment Canada said Calgary was under a severe thunderstorm warning, adding that the southern part of the city would be mainly affected. The agency said the storm was 15 km north of Priddis, moving to the southeast at 40 km/h.

At 4:44 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Foothills County.

By 5:15 p.m., all severe thunderstorm warnings across the province had been lifted.

At 5:23 p.m., Environment Canada issued a new severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Foothills County.

All warnings in Foothills County were lifted at 6:13 p.m.

At 5:33 p.m., the weather agency added a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Vulcan County. By 7:11 p.m., all warnings in Vulcan County had been lifted.

At 5:53 p.m., the same warning was issued to parts of the M.D. of Willow Creek. That warning was lifted about 20 minutes later.

At 6:34 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Lethbridge County. The warnings in that county were lifted an hour later.

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At 7:11 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the M.D. of Taber. The severe thunderstorm warning for the M.D. of Taber was lifted at 8:37 p.m.

At 7:43 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of the County of Forty Mile and the County of Warner. The warning for the County of Warner was lifted at 8:37 p.m. All severe thunderstorm warnings for the County of Fort Mile were lifted shortly after 9:30 p.m.

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

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