Summer 2019 in Calgary: 71 days with rain, few days above 25 degrees

This year, summer didn’t really show up in Calgary like it usually does, but the rain certainly did. Over the past three summer months, Calgary had a total of 71 days with rain, with August being the worst. In that…

‘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…

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…

There’s a tornado warning, what now? Safety do’s and don’ts

During a tornado warning, do you know what to do? We’ve gathered some tornado safety tips from the Canadian Red Cross’ disaster expert Georgie Schuring and Environment Canada on how to prepare for a tornado and what to do if…

‘Kind of surreal’: 2 families talk weathering storm that hit Saskatchewan provincial park

Numerous families camping at a Saskatchewan provincial park this Canada Day long weekend were left on edge after a severe storm rolled through the area. The storm hit on June 29 while many families and individuals had taken to Meadow…

Possible tornado reported as wild weather sweeps across Saskatchewan on Canada Day

It was another wild day of weather in Saskatchewan as severe storms swept across the province on Canada Day. Environment Canada said an unconfirmed tornado was reported 65 kilometres south of Moose Jaw at 12:09 p.m. as a cold front…

2 tornadoes touch down in Saskatchewan provincial park

Two tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down in Meadow Lake Provincial Park on the Canada Day long weekend, according to Environment Canada. A severe thunderstorm moved through the Murray Doell Campground area, within the provincial park, on the evening…