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Crazy hail storm in Alberta, Canada on July 6, 2013

This storm produced a significant accumulation of hail in just about 15 minutes. Videos and photos here.

Location of Airdrie, Alberta in Canada. Image Credit: Wikipedia

Location of Airdrie, Alberta in Canada. Image Credit: Wikipedia

A strong thunderstorm produced a major hail storm across parts of Alberta, Canada this past weekend (July 6, 2013). The storm hit parts of Airdrie, Alberta and pushed to the east into parts of Irricana, Alberta. This storm produced a significant accumulation of hail in just about 15 minutes, where many spots had at least 3 inches of hail accumulation.

Hail swath in Alberta, Canada in Airdrie on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Image Credit: Twitter @NWSGaylord

Hail swath in Alberta, Canada in Airdrie on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Image Credit: Twitter @NWSGaylord

Patrick J posted this video of the hailstorm. Patrick claims that there was nearly 12 inches of hail on the ground in nearly 15 minutes in this video. I doubt that this is entirely true, but we’ll take his word for it!

Here is a time lapse video showing the accumulation of hail in a short period of time.

More hail accumulation near Airdrie, Alberta. Warning: Video contains strong language.

Bottom line: A strong thunderstorm produced a significant amount of hail that covered parts of Airdrie, Alberta on Saturday, July 6, 2013.