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Calgary placed under severe thunderstorm warning for 2nd time in 2 days

Lightning captured coming from a storm cloud in Calgary July 24, 2020.
Lightning captured coming from a storm cloud in Calgary July 24, 2020. Zach Nelson

Once again the city of Calgary was placed under a severe thunderstorm warning Friday afternoon.

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for the region earlier in the day, but just after 5:30 p.m. conditions intensified and that watch was upgraded to a warning by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

“This severe thunderstorm is located north of Priddis and is moving northeast at 25 kilometres per hour,” the alert said.

The storm was believed to contain up to nickel-sized hail, with additional threats of strong wind and heavy rain.

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Reports of hail started coming into Global Calgary just after 4 p.m., and crews from the Alberta Hail Suppression Project were spotted online seeding the storm after 4 p.m.

The storm is believed to have formed west of Calgary.

At 6:53 p.m. Friday the warning was dropped back down to a watch for the city of Calgary, but someĀ severe thunderstorm warnings remain east of the city.

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