Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning Monday evening for an area north of Calgary as a storm system threatens to produce damaging hail.
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the area
A severe thunderstorm warning issued Monday evening has ended for an area north of Calgary.
Environment Canada initially sent out a warning around 5:30 p.m., saying that a storm system tracking southeast toward Sundre threatened to produce strong winds, heavy rain and hailstones larger than baseballs.
Devon Healey, the field coordinator for the Northern Hail Project, was following the storm.
“We collected 10 bags full of tennis ball-sized hail,” he said. “There were a couple other members of our team who found some that reached baseball-sized hail.”
The Northern Hail Project is a Western University unit that studies hail in Canada. The group recently set up a network of hail monitoring devices in Calgary.
As the Monday evening storm moved east, it weakened substantially.
Shortly before 7 p.m., the severe thunderstorm warning was cancelled. Still, the area remained under a severe thunderstorm watch.
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