Calgary's tornado warning has ended, severe thunderstorm watch remains

Jul 23 2020, 9:51 pm

The Environment Canada tornado warning for the City of Calgary has officially ended.

The government agency updated their alerts at around 3:30 pm MST, dropping the tornado warning from their list of potential weather hazards currently effecting Alberta.

However, a severe thunderstorm watch remains in place for Calgary, as well as severe thunderstorm warnings for Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds Sundre, Brooks, Strathmore, and Vulcan.

Calgary’s watch states that “conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain.”

“Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”

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