The Edmonton summer that wasn’t… and what fall may bring

Any time over the last three months in Alberta has shown that when it comes to “normal,” the term is best left to the washing machine dial, and not the weather. Or is it? “The average temperature for summer 2019…

Tornado warning ended for Fort Qu’Appelle, Indian Head, Lumsden, and Pilot Butte

Environment Canada (EC) has lifted a tornado warning in the areas of Fort Qu’Appelle, Indian Head, Lumsden, and Pilot Butte in Saskatchewan. The warning included the following areas: R.M. of Edenwold including Balgonie and Piapot Res. R.M. of Lumsden including…

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…

Environment and Climate Change Canada releases more details about Wednesday’s wild weather in Alberta

Environment Canada has released some details about the severe weather that hit parts of Alberta on the last day of July. An unstable air mass created widespread severe thunderstorm watches, warnings and a tornado warning too. READ MORE: Tornado warnings…

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…

‘This is a tornado-prone part of the world’: Alberta sees busiest season in 2 decades

It’s been a busy summer season for Alberta-based meteorologists. “We’ve recorded 21 tornadoes so far this year, which is the most we’ve had in a season since 1989,” said Kyle Fougère, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change…

Tornado touches down in Quebec’s Mauricie region, Environment Canada confirmed

Environment Canada has confirmed it was indeed a tornado that roared through the Lac-aux-Sables area west of Quebec City on Tuesday, sending camper vans flying, uprooting trees and sending three people to hospital. Meteorologist André Cantin said the team on…