Strong winds came on fast in Cochrane as the community was put under a severe thunderstorm warning. 

The warning was later lifted on Tuesday evening. 

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, this line of storms was located from Edmonton to the west of Calgary and was moving 50 km/h to the east.

This system had the potential to produce powerful wind gusts. 

"Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees, and overturn large vehicles. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches." stated the national weather service. 

The warning was also in effect for:

  • Rocky View Co. near Bottrel and Madden
  • Mountain View Co. near Olds and Didsbury
  • Rocky View Co. near Airdrie and Crossfield
  • Mountain View Co. near Carstairs and Stirlingville