Tag: Post Storm Analysis

Alberta

Post-Storm Summary: Alberta Severe Thunderstorms on Friday, July 13,…




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