Storms that bring hail and rain are nothing new, but it’s not everyday that you see a microburst storm dropping both on a small isolated section of a city. That’s exactly what happened across Alberta, Canada this past week, which saw severe thunderstorms bringing hail, heavy rain, whipping winds, and lightning. Scientifically speaking, this is called a hail shaft, which is found underneath a convective storm when an abundance of hail is falling from the storm. Read more for the video and additional information.
“The recent above-seasonal temperatures have been the perfect fuel for storm development in parts of central and southern Alberta, along with high instability and wind shear, which support the formation of thunderstorms. The storms are expected to track towards southern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba through Friday,” reports The Weather Network.