Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of west-central Alberta
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Yellowhead County on Saturday afternoon.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Environment Canada said its meteorologists were “tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel-sized hail and heavy rain.”
“The thunderstorm is located 30 km northwest of Hinton and is moving to the east at 20 km/h,” the weather agency said on its website.
Shortly before 3 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for parts of Clearwater County.
Shortly after 4 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of the M.D. of Greenview. At 4:41 p.m., that warning was lifted.
A number of other areas in western Alberta were under a severe thunderstorm watch on Saturday afternoon.
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