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Tornado and funnel clouds spotted in southern Alberta

Last Updated Sep 10, 2019 at 9:20 pm MDT

Jeff Brewer
Summary

Environment Canada confirms a twister was reported about 80 kms NE of Calgary near Carbon on Tuesday around 2:15 p.m.

The storm didn't do any damage but was part of a wide area of rain showers affecting the province Monday and Tuesday.

It's the 23rd tornado of the season, almost doubling an average year for twisters.

CARBON (660 NEWS) – It feels like fall, but tornadoes have still been touching down in the province.

Environment Canada has confirmed a twister was reported near the small community of Carbon, around 80 kilometres northeast of Calgary, at around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

  

The storm didn’t do any damage but was part of a wide area of rain showers affecting the province Monday and Tuesday.

Wind speeds were between 90 and 130 kilometres an hour, the weakest twister on the scale.

It’s the 23rd tornado of the season, almost doubling an average year for twisters.

Funnel clouds were also spotted in the high river area, south of Calgary, Tuesday afternoon.

Jeff Brewer, who spotted them, says they didn’t appear to touch the ground.

“First I saw one huge funnel cloud, a really wide one come down, and then I looked just off to the right of that, and then (there were) two skinnier ones that were way down that were getting fairly close to the ground,” Brewer said.

“Then one of them crossed over in front of the other one, and then they all went back up into the clouds. And about two minutes after that, another really long one came down, about medium size.”

If you have video of the twister, Environment Canada would like to see it.