UPDATE: Tornado Watch ended for Red Deer area, hail hits region hard

By rdnewsNOW staff
July 13, 2018 - 11:56am Updated: July 14, 2018 - 8:09am

As of 8:35 p.m. Environment Canada says the Tornado Watch, which went into effect around 2:30 Friday afternoon, has ended.

Environment Canada reported the following hail sizes and wind speeds:

5:50 P.M. Crestomere, AB - 27 mm (Loonie)
6:00 P.M. Ponoka, AB - 75 to 95 mm (Baseball to Softball)
6:50 P.M. Alix, AB - 45 to 64 mm (Golf Ball to Tennis Ball)
7:20 P.M. Stettler, AB - 40 mm (Ping Pong Ball)
7:15 P.M. Vermillion, AB - 45 mm (Golf Ball)
7:50 P.M. Bowden, AB - 45 mm (Golf Ball)
7:55 P.M. Trochu, AB - 35 mm (Walnut)
8:50 P.M. Olds, AB - 21 mm (Nickel)

WIND:

Bellshill, AB - 105 km/h
Calgary International Airport - 96 km/h
Crestomere, AB - 91 km/h
Beiseker, AB - 93 km/h
Strathmore, AB - 80 km/h

A Tornado Watch for the Drayton Valley area and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Rocky Mountain House area have also both ended.

Severe storms bring rain, high winds and hail to central Alberta

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