Severe thunderstorm warnings lifted in Calgary, southern Alberta

Parts of southern Alberta were under a severe thunderstorm warning on Tuesday afternoon.

At 3:36 p.m., Environment Canada issued a warning for parts of Rocky View County and said its meteorologists were “tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel-sized hail and heavy rain.”

“This thunderstorm is located five kilometres southwest of Cochrane and is moving to the southeast at 40 km/h.” the weather agency said.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m., the warning for Rocky View County was lifted.

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Several other areas in the southern half of the province were under a severe thunderstorm watch as of 4 p.m.

At around 4:15 p.m., Environment Canada said Calgary was under a severe thunderstorm warning, adding that the southern part of the city would be mainly affected. The agency said the storm was 15 km north of Priddis, moving to the southeast at 40 km/h.

At 4:44 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Foothills County.

By 5:15 p.m., all severe thunderstorm warnings across the province had been lifted.

For a complete list of areas in Alberta that have been issued a weather alert, click here.

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