Tornado Confirmed in Alberta

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Sunday, October 8, 2017
Brown and Beige Wooden Barn Surrounded With Brown Grasses Under Thunderclouds
It may be late in the season but there has been a tornado in Alberta.

Environment Canada said that there was a tornado reported near Jenner, Alberta on Saturday.

At approximately 2:50 pm MDT on Saturday, October 7th, a brief tornado was observed 15 km southeast of Jenner, Alberta. Environment and Climate Change Canada's Prairie and Arctic Storm Prediction Centre (PASPC) received multiple reports and photos, however there were no reports of damage.

This tornado has been given a preliminary rating of EF0. 

This was considered a landspout tornado.

A landspout is a weak tornado with a narrow, rope-like condensation funnel that forms while the thunderstorm cloud is still growing and there is no rotating updraft - the spinning motion originates near the ground.

Based on EC Data

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