From one extreme to the other, Alberta has a reputation for fickle weather – but snow, rain and thunderstorms? They never get old! The truth is, we’ll never get tired of bright lights and big booms – and last night we saw something quite amazing.
All over town, jr. meteorologists and spectators had a front row seat in front of an electric display that reminded us, once again, that Mother Nature is THE boss. If you missed it though, here’s a quick visual recap of Calgary’s savage Aug. 22 storm, courtesy of folks on social media.
Like most storms, this one began with a severe thunder warning issued in the Calgary area.
#Calgary under a severe thunderstorm warning with this slow-moving thunderstorm. Torrential rains with risk of flooding, hail, lightning and strong gusts of wind. What are you going through? 👀
— Alberta Instant Weather (@IWeatherAB) August 23, 2022
Then once the clouds settled in, settled in and got darker – things brightened up like the 4th of July…. It made us crave a really bad hot dog.
— Nada Nuff 🤠 (@Nada_Nuff_) August 23, 2022
—Jonathan Lee Scholes (@Jonleescholes) August 23, 2022
After riding through this storm on the motorbike last night, I ran to set up my camera and managed to capture a few flashes before bed! #abstorm #flash (and it’s a flash not a flash for those who don’t know) pic.twitter.com/Q9DiZbZnNc
— Brad In YYC 🇨🇦🇨🇦 (@Brad_In_YYC) August 23, 2022
— Chris Ratzlaff 🇨🇦🌾🗻💫 (@ratzlaff) August 13, 2022
— Matt Melnyk (@melnyk_photos) August 23, 2022
— Scott Laidlow 🇨🇦 ⛈🛫 (@ScottLaidlow) August 23, 2022
—Sean Feagan (@Sean_Feagan) August 23, 2022
—Andrea Boyle (@andrea_boyle) August 23, 2022
Thankfully, however, no one was reported injured – and for that we can be grateful.
Please continue to be careful and smart out there, YYC. A storm is no joke in Calgary and it certainly wasn’t the last.
Here’s to a wild summer with nutty weather and amazing photos! It won’t be long before we get hit with another good one.