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Tornado warnings ended for areas east of Calgary

Tornado warning a reminder to Calgarians to be prepared for severe weather
WATCH: A powerful storm moved through southern Alberta Sunday, bringing with it a tornado warning for Calgary and areas to the south. Blake Lough reports.

Tornado warnings have ended for the city and the area east of Calgary.

Environment Canada issued the warnings at 9:54 p.m. MT Sunday night for the city of Calgary as well as Rocky View Co. near Chestermere Dalroy and Dalemead.

The warnings were downgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning by 10:20 p.m.

“Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to toonie size hail and heavy rain,” the website said.

Read more: 3 tornadoes touch down in southern Saskatchewan

“This cluster of storms is located from near Balzac to Norfolk, and is heading southeast at 15 km/h,” according to the weather agency.

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A severe thunderstorm cell that prompted a tornado warning for areas in Southern Alberta.
A severe thunderstorm cell that prompted a tornado warning for areas in Southern Alberta. Courtesy: Matthew Strickland
Photo of thunderstorm cell captured from Airdrie.
Photo of thunderstorm cell captured from Airdrie. Karynn Marcey
Storm chaser Chris Ratzlaff captured this photo of the severe thunderstorm cell.
Storm chaser Chris Ratzlaff captured this photo of the severe thunderstorm cell. Chris Ratzlaff
Storm chaser Chris Ratzlaff captured this photo of the severe thunderstorm cell.
Storm chaser Chris Ratzlaff captured this photo of the severe thunderstorm cell. Chris Ratzlaff
Storm chaser Chris Ratzlaff captured this photo of the severe thunderstorm cell.
Storm chaser Chris Ratzlaff captured this photo of the severe thunderstorm cell. Chris Ratzlaff
A severe thunderstorm cell that prompted tornado warnings for the city of Calgary and neighbouring communities.
A severe thunderstorm cell that prompted tornado warnings for the city of Calgary and neighbouring communities. Matthew Strickland

Environment Canada terms this a “dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.”

“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,” the website said.

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