Alberta tornado count for 2019 now at 22 with 2 twisters upgraded in severity

There have been 22 probable or confirmed tornadoes in the province so far this year, far surpassing Alberta’s 30-year average of 12 annually. Story continues below Environment and Climate Change Canada said after on-site damage surveys were carried out by…

Tornado warning issued for Red Deer County

Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for Red Deer County near Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House on Wednesday night. At 8:45 p.m., Environment Canada said a severe thunderstorm about 15 kilometres northwest of Markerville could turn into a tornado. The…

Cabin owner ‘shocked’ by damage after tornado hits central Alberta

Scott Thostenson was stunned when he arrived at the family cabin at Hanmore Lake on Wednesday. His sister’s friend alerted them when he was notified power was knocked out in the area. READ MORE: Environment Canada confirms tornado touched down…

Alberta ahead of average tornado count at 18 so far this year

Alberta storm chaser Chris Kiernan has hardly had a moment’s rest since the start of the tornado season last month. “This season has been quite more active,” said Kiernan, who is based out of Beaumont, Alta., a bedroom community about…

Only halfway through ‘peak season,’ Alberta has had a years worth of tornadoes

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) confirmed an EF0 tornado touched down 2 kilometres northeast of Crossfield at around 2:15 p.m. Sunday, marking the 15th twister of the season. READ MORE: Tornado warning issued after funnel cloud spotted in Crossfield…

Possible landspout tornado reported near Peers, Alta.

April 25 2019 8:21pm A possible landspout tornado was reported about seven kilometres north of Peers, Alta. on Wednesday. Meteorologist Jesse Beyer has the details. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” )…

Possible tornado in central Alberta elicits call for photos

It’s believed a tornado touched down west of Edmonton on Wednesday and meteorologists have put out the call for photos. Environment Canada said a probable landspout tornado was reported about seven kilometres north of Peers, Alta., at around 12:40 p.m.…