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Wasaga Beach residents wake to hailstorm raining down

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Residents in Wasaga Beach woke up Monday morning to an unexpected wintry scene as heavy hail showered the beachfront town.

The brief hailstorm that moved over the area around 7 a.m. turned the Georgian Bay shoreline into less like a mid-September morning and more like a winter wonderland.

Residents also reported heavy rainfall, thunder and lightning, and even a waterspout.

While there were no weather alerts for Wasaga Beach on Monday, Environment Canada did issue a rainfall warning for Owen Sound, the Blue Mountains, and Northern Grey County, saying slow-moving showers and thunderstorms could produce heavy rainfall in excess of 50 millimetres.

The weather warning for those areas has since ended.

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