Severe thunderstorm warning ended for Calgary, Rocky View County

Storm clouds over Calgary on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Tiffany Lizée / Global News

A severe thunderstorm warning issued for Calgary and Rocky View County near Cochrane on Wednesday evening was ended as of 7:30 p.m.

According to Environment Canada, the storm was capable of bringing strong winds, heavy rain and nickel-sized hail to the area.

The “strong” storm was northwest of Calgary at about 6:25 p.m. and was moving southeast at about 30 kilometres per hour.

“Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles,” EC said.

“Take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”

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The weather agency issues severe thunderstorm warnings when a storm is likely to bring one or more of either large hail, damaging winds or torrential rain.

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