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.