September 7, 2019 4:58 pm
Updated: September 7, 2019 6:59 pm

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of west-central Alberta

A view of Highway 40 and north of Hay River Road near Hinton, Alta., at 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 7, 2019.

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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.

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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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