• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Severe Weather Update for Alberta



Environment Canada has confirmed a funnel cloud and gustnado in Calgary on July 23.

On July 23, a rotating severe thunderstorm passed from west to east across Calgary. A report of a possible tornado west of the city prompted the issuance of a tornado warning.


Upon investigation, the first report is a funnel cloud and not a tornado. A second event reported through videos and photos is a gustnado and not a tornado.


On July 23, a rotating severe thunderstorm passed through Lamont. Damage to trees and buildings in the area, as well as power outages and small hail were reported to Environment and Climate Change Canada. The damage is the result of a straight-line wind event with wind speeds in the area estimated to be up to 130 kilometres per hour based on radar.


On July 24, a severe thunderstorm passed through Bottrel. There were reports of injuries and damage to trees at a local campground, as well as copious amounts of small hail. The damage in Bottrel is the result of a straight-line wind event, with wind speeds estimated to be up to 115 kilometres per hour based on damage.

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