INFORMATION TAKEN FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA AND SERVED AS A SUMMARY FOR THE INTEREST OF THE WEATHER COMMUNITY.
ALL CITIES ON THE MAP ARE ACCURATELY PLOTTED TO WITHIN ONE-MILLIONTH OF A DEGREE USING ENHANCED LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE MAPPING.
Discussion. Severe thunderstorms moved through parts of Alberta on Friday, July 13, 2018. The severe storms generally moved eastward in the region between Edmonton and Olds during the late afternoon and evening hours. Large hail was the main threat with these storms; there were frequent reports of golf ball sized hail received at the Prairie and Arctic Storm Prediction Centre (PASPC). Additionally, as the storms moved east, an elongated gust front moved quickly south giving strong wind gusts to many regions in central and southern Alberta through the late evening hours. The following is a summary of severe weather reports received by Environment Canada as of 9 P.M. MDT. HAIL: 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 Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report. End/PASPC