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Storm warning ends for Calgary

A bolt of lightning comes from a storm cloud above a residential area of Calgary, Alta. Getty Images

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Calgary and surrounding areas on Tuesday.

The agency said meteorologists were tracking a storm capable of producing “strong wind gusts, nickel to ping pong ball size hail and heavy rain.”

At around 5:20 p.m., the agency said the thunderstorm was near Balzac and moving to the northeast at 25 km/h.

“Extreme northern portions of the city of Calgary may be impacted by this thunderstorm,” the agency said.

Calgary’s warning was dropped at 5:35 p.m. but reissued 15 minutes later.

“This thunderstorm is developing over southwest Calgary,” Environment Canada said.

The agency dropped the warning at around 7 p.m. Severe thunderstorm warnings were in place east of Calgary.

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