Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch that is in effect for Calgary and the areas of the Foothills today on August 2 2018.

hail 001 aug2 2018Hail pellets from Southeast Calgary (Photo Credit: Rob R)

A warm and unstable airmass in Southern Alberta will lead to thunderstorms this afternoon, some of which will likely become severe.

Environment Canada says the initial thunderstorms will have hail to the size of golf balls as the main threat and as the afternoon wears on, wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h will be the main threat.

The severe thunderstorm watch this afternoon, is in effect for:

  • M.D. of Foothills near Cayley
  • M.D. of Foothills near High River and Aldersyde
  • M.D. of Foothills near Longview and Eden Valley Res.
  • M.D. of Foothills near Okotoks and De Winton
  • M.D. of Foothills near Priddis and Brown-Lowery Prov. Park
  • M.D. of Foothills near Turner Valley and Black Diamond
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Claresholm and Stavely
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Nanton and Parkland
  • Rocky View Co. near Bragg Creek and Tsuu T'ina Res.

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