10 photos from the freak hail storm and flash flooding in Calgary

Dec 19 2017, 2:25 am

After seeing the first few pieces of hail fall from the sky, heavy hail and rain followed. Calgarians and visitors went for cover under anything they could find. Boaters tried to escape the storm by going to the edges of the river to seek shelter under the trees.

The Calgary streets in the Southwest region became flooded with rain, and downtown was hit hard with hail. Calgary Stampede was also hit hard and fast by the storm making people take cover.

The following are pictures and videos of the incredible Calgary storm:

http://instagram.com/p/4viqF0Iafl/

Share your #stampedestorm pics! 📷@jessicalhrx

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Well at least I have boots on #stampede2015

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Oh HAIL no! #stampede2015 (Google Image)

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Holy hailstorm. #hail

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Calgary "summer" snowfall #hail #yyc #Stampede2015 #yycweather #abstorm

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After the storm there were some creative ideas as to what to do with the hail:

https://instagram.com/p/4vPFByp71b/?tagged=stampedestorm

Hail Angel #Stampede2015

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