Calgary Got Hit With A Massive Hail Storm And The Photos Are Insane

The storm caused terrfiying clouds, lightning, and loonie sized hail.

Last updated : 25/07/2018 @ 16:48 PM

Calgary and the surrounding area got hit with a massive thunderstorm yesterday that was like no other. The storm brought with it lightning, thunder, hail, and everything you expect from a crazy summer storm. 

Albertans were sharing their photos and videos of the storm and the aftermath on Twitter and it looks absolutely insane. 

Scandia! My wife took this a bit ago. #ABstorm @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/3sTHwgyaLG

— ian (@vhfan001) 24 July 2018

People shared videos of their cars being pelted with hail and rain as they drove. You can see hail piling up on the vehicles, reducing visibility, and covering the highways completely as if it was winter. 

Well that was fun. @CTVdavidspence #ABStorm pic.twitter.com/D4YpodPG5R

— Brad (@BulldogWilbur) 23 July 2018

Summer weather in Alberta. #abstorm pic.twitter.com/xwcWsdsKGt

— Derrick Sones (@d_sones) 23 July 2018

"@BraydonMoreSo: Copious amounts of pea sized hail accumulated in SW 🍁#Calgary, 🍁#Alberta #abstorm @PrairieChasers 4:36PM pic.twitter.com/hfFRIiup5D #Weather 🇨🇦#Canada

— Haida Princess (Lori) (@HaidaPrincess) 24 July 2018

One tweet shows hail and rainwater even making its way into a building and pooling at the entrance. 

The storm completely flooded some streets in parts of Calgary, washing out roads entirely.  

@CTVRyanWhite cross iron mills pic.twitter.com/9sWEotvf2T

— chris (@chrismanningm) 23 July 2018

Once the storm ended people were left with hail covering their properties and cars. Users shared photos of their backyards completely blanketed in white.

What the storm left behind.
And my cat was outside...😬#AbStorm pic.twitter.com/clCVDORYPF

— ~T~ (@trin_mw) 23 July 2018

My poor deck. Hahahhaha #yyc #abstorm pic.twitter.com/kgcV9qw0Tg

— Shane Byciuk (@calgaryrants) 23 July 2018

Even though the hail looks like snow, it doesn't always have to be cold out for it to fall but in Calgary, it has been. The temperature has been sitting in the mid-teens for a couple days now and more rain is still forecasted throughout the week. 

@CTVdavidspence @weathernetwork a #rainbow after the storm #shareyourweather #calgary #Abstorm pic.twitter.com/pypvZm3Q9N

— Mr.Boo (@_MrBoo_) 23 July 2018

Thankfully the storm did have a happy ending, and one Twitter user was able to capture a nice rainbow after all the storm clouds. 

 

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