Wild Storm Rips Through Parts of Edmonton and Surrounding Areas

At approximately 11:15 pm Monday night, (June 26th) the winds started to change, whipping through the North side of Edmonton at an incredible rate of speed, bending trees in all directions and displacing anything that wasn’t held down.

Then came the lightning, one after the other, brightening up the overcast skies, and after mere moments of this inclement weather, the rain began to fall in large heavy drops with intensity.  The wind thus carried the harsh rain and pounded the windows of houses, so much so that they were sure to break at any given moment.

Next came the nickel sized hail which pummeled the cars and houses at a relentless rate.  All the while, lightning was illuminating the storm filled skies.  Suddenly, just as fast as it started, only 15 mins later, it abated and all was quiet with clearing skies and stars shining overhead.

Environment Canada issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch at 11:08 pm MDT, then upgraded it to a Severe Thunderstorm Warning a 11:15 pm MDT.  “At 11:15 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.  The thunderstorms are between Westlock County and northern Edmonton and are moving northeast at 40 km/h. wind gusts near 90 km/h have been reported with the thunderstorms.”

STORY CONTINUES BELOW
STORY CONTINUES BELOW

The Warning goes on to say “Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.  Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.”

ANOTHER ARTICLE:  Booming Tower Construction in Downtown Edmonton

The extent of the damage is several downed trees throughout the city, ripped off roofing shingles, power outages including areas of downtown, which has since been restored to all areas, and thankfully there were no injuries to be had.

 


395 VIEWS
22 SHARES
2 COMMENTS


2 COMMENTS

  • Sheila King
    June 28, 2017 at 5:58 AM
    Permalink

    Wrecked a lot of plants in my garden and knocked off all kinds of stucco on the west facing wall. Neighborhood was filled with downed branches and other debris.

    (0)
    Reply

Join the Conversation!

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000From Pets To Family Members
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0000Friendly Reminder: Some Summer Flowers are Harmful to Pets
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:00:00 +0000Iqaluit Turns to Amazon to Combat High Food Prices
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Saskatchewan Families of Transgender Youth Trying to Change ID Rules
Sat, 08 Jul 2017 23:30:28 +0000Hundreds of Wildfires Force First B.C. State of Emergency in 14 Years
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 11:00:00 +0000Canadian Animal Blood Bank to Hold Blood Donor Clinic in August