• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Environment Canada Received Several Reports of Tornadoes in Alberta



Environment and Climate Change Canada have received several reports of landspout tornadoes across Alberta in June.


While tornado do not usually cause significant damage, they can still be dangerous as they can topple trees, damage roofs, or toss debris a short distance.


Here are the reports that have been received:

  • At approximately 12:30pm MDT on June 26, 2019 a brief tornado was observed near Millet, AB. A dust cloud was seen at the base of the funnel, however there were no reports of damage. Therefore, this tornado has been given a preliminary rating of EF0.

  • At approximately 12:35pm MDT on June 25, 2019 a tornado was observed approximately 2 km south of Sexsmith, AB with the PASPC receiving multiple reports and photos of a funnel cloud in the area. Debris was also reported beneath the funnel, however there were no reports of damage. Therefore this tornado has been given a preliminary rating of EF0.

  • At approximately 12:50pm MDT on June 23, 2019 a brief tornado was observed approximately 5 km north of Fort Macleod, AB. Debris was seen at the surface below the funnel, however there have been no reports of damage. Therefore, this tornado has been given a preliminary rating of EF0.

  • At approximately 12:30pm MDT on June 14, 2019 a brief tornado was observed near Seven Persons, AB. The PASPC received multiple reports and photos of a funnel cloud in the area. The Northern Tornadoes Project from Western University received a credible report of debris below the funnel, however there were no reports of damage. Therefore, this tornado has been given a preliminary rating of EF0.

  • With the addition of the tornado reported near Peers, AB on April 24, there have now been 5 verified tornado reports in Alberta in 2019. There remain several other funnel cloud or possible tornado reports that are currently being investigated.

Based on ECCC Data


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