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…

People dig through wreckage from Sunday’s tornado near Crossfield, Alta.

July 15 2019 8:32pm Twenty-four hours after a twister touched down north of Calgary, people in that area are digging through the wreckage and feeling uneasy about what they went through. Lisa MacGregor reports. ‘ }); } else { var…

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…

Tornado warning issued after funnel cloud spotted in Crossfield

A funnel cloud was spotted near Crossfield, Alta., on Sunday, prompting an emergency alert and tornado warning for Mountain View County and Rocky View County. The tornado warning was issued at around 2:15 p.m. and covered Mountain View County near…