Severe Weather Stats

Alberta Tornado Statistics 2017

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Confirmed Tornadoes

1. June 2 / 17 | Near Three Hills | EF1
Trees Snapped, Barn roof damaged. RV destroyed. Metal bin thrown.

2. June 9 / 17 | Near Three Hills | EF0
No damage reported. Confirmed by Environment Canada as a landspout tornado.

Unconfirmed Tornadoes

June 8 / 17 | Near Scandia (34 km SW of Brooks)
At least one video was taken of a funnel cloud with a visible debris cloud near the ground. Environment Canada acknowledges the report but as of June 10th, has not yet been confirmed.

Previous Years

2016

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Confirmed Tornadoes*

1. April 13 / 16 | East of Calgary | EF0

2. June 30 / 16 | North Ponoka | EF1

3. July 1 / 16 | Approx.  20 km north of Didsbury | EF0

4. July 2 / 16 | Approx.  80 km south of Longview | EF0

5. July 2 / 16 | Approx.  5 km northwest of Pekisko | EF0

6. July 3 / 16 | Approx.  20 km southwest of Hardisty | EF1

7. July 13 / 16 | Approx.  3 km northeast of Endiang | EF0

8. July 17 / 16 | Approx.  10 km northeast of Okotoks | EF0

9. August 10 / 16 | North of Schuler | EF0

10. August 21 / 16 | Approx.  30 km northwest of Edson | EF0

*As of the end of 2016, Environment Canada confirmed a total of 15 tornadoes. These additional events have not been included due to insufficient details being released.

Tornado Facts

  • Alberta gets an average of 12-15 tornado reports per year. However due to the sparse population of the province, it is likely that many can go unreported.
  • Alberta is second only to Saskatchewan for the number of tornadoes.
  • In the last 40 years, only one tornado has reached F4 intensity. (Edmonton on July 31, 1987). Though it is believed that two other tornadoes may have reached that intensity in the early 20th century.
  • At least 6 tornadoes rated F3 have occurred during the same period.
    • June 30, 1982 – Near Rocky Mountain house
    • July 8, 1983 – Blackfoot, Alberta (Near Lloydminster)
    • June 29, 1984 – Near Athabasca
    • July 29, 1993 – Holden, Alberta
    • July 14, 2000 – Pine Lake, Alberta
    • July 23, 2000 – Marwayne (Near Lloydminster)