07/17/2014 06:24 EDT | Updated 07/17/2014 06:59 EDT

Huge Hail Pummels Calgary, Airdrie (PHOTOS)

Parts of Calgary, Airdrie, Sundre and Balzac took a beating Thursday afternoon the skies opened up, pelting down massive hail stones.

Chunks, sometimes the size of tennis balls, fell from the sky shortly after Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches for much of Alberta.

For more information on the thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches click here.

Meanwhile, check out some of these incredible photos captured of the hail.

In some cases, it even turned yards into a temporary winter wonderland

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