• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Tornado Confirmed in Alberta #ABstorm

Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed that a tornado touchdown near Barnwell on June 13.

On the evening of June 13, 2020, severe thunderstorms affected much of Alberta. A previous statement has been issued detailing many severe hail, wind and rainfall reports. Photos and video of a supercell storm in southern Alberta have been reviewed and it is confirmed that this storm produced a tornado just south of Barnwell.

The tornado has been given a preliminary rating of an EF-0 with estimated wind speeds between 90-130 km/h. The tornado was located 10 km south of Barnwell. It did not cause any damage.

Additionally, there were reports of a possible tornado in Calgary on the evening of June 13, 2020. The information of this event has been reviewed, and this event has been determined to be a funnel cloud and not a tornado.

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