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Damaging hail hits southern Alberta

Staff writers
August 13, 2012 — A line of severe storms swept through southern Alberta Sunday night bringing heavy rain, strong winds and golf ball sized hail.

Large hail pelted southern Alberta over the weekend
Large hail pelted southern Alberta over the weekend

Severe thunderstorms that developed in southern Alberta Sunday night prompted Environment Canada to issue a series of watches and warnings.

The warning included the city of Calgary, where heavy rain, strong winds and large hail were reported throughout the night.

One caller to The Weather Network Stormline saw intense hail, which was bouncing off the ground and hitting the windows of their house.

"There was continuous lightning too," said another caller in central Alberta.

While police officials didn't receive any calls out of the ordinary Sunday night, they expect reports of damage to come in once residents are able to check their vehicles and property.

Hail damages this car in Calgary Sunday night
Hail damages this car in Calgary Sunday night

The storms continued to fire up in parts of southern Alberta early Monday morning, prompting another thunderstorm warning for places like Foremost, Orion and Manyberries.

The region can expect to see more storms throughout the day, but they should mostly be non-severe in nature.

For a closer look at the conditions in your area, head to the Alerts section of the website.

You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV for the latest coverage on the active weather in your area.

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