Alberta has had 10 tornadoes in 2020 as twister near Nanton upgraded

Environment Canada said Tuesday that further investigation of a tornado that touched down near Nanton, Alta., on Sunday has unearthed evidence the twister was more powerful than first thought. “Following an investigation of damage sustained to a farm southwest of…

Pine Lake tornado 20 years later: How did so much go wrong?

Twenty years ago, YouTube was the thing under your sink, cellphones and cameras were two different devices, and the number of radar stations in Alberta was on par with the number of Alberta NHL teams. The radar stations in 2000…

IN PHOTOS: A look back at the Pine Lake tornado 20 years later

It’s been 20 years since a devastating tornado ripped through central Alberta, killing 12 people and injuring 100 others. On July 14, 2000, a deadly Category 3 tornado tore through approximately 10 kilometres of the Green Acres Campground on Pine…

Parts of central Alberta under severe thunderstorm warning; funnel cloud spotted near Nanton

Central Alberta was put under a severe thunderstorm warning Sunday, and a tornado warning was also put in place for a short period in the Nanton area. Regions between Red Deer and Calgary were under the warning, including Airdrie, Sundre,…

Severe thunderstorm warnings in effect for parts of central Alberta, Edmonton under watch

A number of areas in central Alberta were issued severe thunderstorm warnings on Thursday night, and Edmonton and its surrounding communities were issued a severe thunderstorm watch shortly after 9 p.m. “Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms…

Tornado alert issued around same time Alberta family captures video of funnel cloud near highway

While much of Alberta experienced turbulent weather on Tuesday night, a mother from Brooks said she was frightened by a funnel cloud next to the highway her family was travelling on around the same time a tornado alert was in…

Severe thunderstorms expected across central, eastern Alberta on Tuesday

Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were issued across central and eastern Alberta on Tuesday, and Environment Canada said the storms may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. As of early afternoon, thunderstorm watches were…

Northern Alberta hamlet Birch Hills County told to prepare for possible evacuation due to flooding

Residents of the northern Alberta hamlet Birch Hills County have been told to prepare for possible evacuation as water levels in the Smoky River continue to rise. An Alberta Emergency Alert was issued for the region on Thursday evening, advising…

Rainfall warnings, flood watches in effect in parts of central, northern Alberta

A low-pressure system bringing widespread precipitation to parts of Alberta has triggered a number of flood watches and rainfall warnings in central and northern parts of the province. In an advisory posted Wednesday, Alberta Environment and Parks said the rain…