Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado in Alberta. The first of the year in the province.
A tornado was observed briefly on Wednesday morning near Mossleigh. Mossleigh is located about 100 kilometres southeast of Calgary.
Environment Canada had received multiple reports and photos. A dust cloud was observed at the base of the funnel, there were no reports of any damage.
The tornado has been given a preliminary rating of EF0.
This was considered a landspout tornado that was generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous as they can topple trees, damage roofs, or toss debris a short distance.