Violent thunderstorm hits southeastern Alberta near Medicine Hat

Environment Canada is warning that southeastern Alberta could see high winds and large hail this afternoon as a thunderstorm warning is in effect.

A tornado alert was also issued near Medicine Hat, Alta., as Alberta’s emergency alert system says a twister touched down around 1:50 p.m. Monday.

The notice says the tornado touched down in the area of Highway 523 and Highway 1 and caused damage to homes and vehicles in the area.

Environment Canada, however, still hasn’t issued a tornado warning as of 2:30 p.m.

More to come.

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By Jon Doe