Friday, July 31st 2020, 9:32 am - Severe thunderstorms whipped through southern Alberta Thursday evening, dropping hail as large as tennis balls.
Southern Alberta was in the line of fire for severe weather again Thursday evening, as intense thunderstorms dropped hail of varying sizes on some locales. Hailstones ranged in size from toonies to tennis balls, as the storms cut through in the evening hours.
Weather Network video journalist Kyle Brittain was covering the storms, and caught a few different hailstone sizes near Morley, Alta., including one that measured 6.5 cm in diameter -- tennis ball-sized.
See below for images of the incredible hailstones that pelted parts of Alberta, shared to social media when the storms rolled in.
These are very hard, dense hailstones. I'm sure a number of windshields will need replacing pic.twitter.com/pFEOXvQPFo— Kyle Brittain (@KyleTWN) July 31, 2020
What a doozy this storm turned out to be.— Denise.Amanda Photography (@Denise68760194) July 31, 2020
We rarely see clouds like this in Fort McMurray, so you bet your arse I went shooting when I got a glimpse out my patio door.#abstorm#ShareYourWeather @weathernetwork @ExploreWBRegion pic.twitter.com/9GSJ7chL0v
A short little wind storm moved through the #Canmore region along with some scary clouds! Conditions are MUCH MUCH MORE tolerable. It was insanely hot and humid! Good to see a little change #abstorm pic.twitter.com/XYB4ht7xs1— Inam Jamil (@yycwx_inam) July 31, 2020
Thumbnail courtesy of Kyle Brittain.