Man makes "hailstone rye and coke" as massive hailstorm batters Edmonton


"When life gives you golf ball sized hailstones, make a Hailstone Rye and Diet"....Ok sir, you win tonight's internet round!



Warnings

7:35 PM MDT Friday 02 August 2019 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • City of Edmonton - St. Albert - Sherwood Park

At 7:33 p.m. MDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a dangerous thunderstorm capable of producing damaging wind gusts, golf ball to tennis ball size hail and heavy rain.

This thunderstorm is located over Edmonton and is moving to the east at 40 km/h.

Up to tennis ball sized hail has been reported with this thunderstorm.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!


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.