Nickel-sized hail possible in Red Reer County as severe thunderstorm warning issued for region

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Red Deer County on Saturday afternoon.

On its website, the weather agency said its meteorologists were tracking a severe thunderstorm “capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel-sized hail and heavy rain.”

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The warning, issued at 4:09 p.m., was in effect for areas near Penhold, Innisfail and Bowden. At 4:20 p.m., the warning was expanded to include the city of Red Deer.

Shortly after 5 p.m., the warning was extended to parts of Lacombe County.

“The severe thunderstorm is located 15 km west of Penhold and is moving to the east at 25 km/h,” Environment Canada said. “Take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.”

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