Quick Answer: What year was the tornado in Alberta?

When was the last time Edmonton had a tornado?

The tornado peaked at F4 on the Fujita scale and remained on the ground for an hour, cutting a swath of destruction 30.8 km (19.1 mi) in length and up to 1.3 km (0.81 mi) wide in some places.

Edmonton tornado.

F4 tornado
Formed July 31, 1987
Dissipated July 31, 1987
Highest winds 418 km/h (259 mph)
Lowest pressure 919.3 mb (27.15 inHg)

What was the worst tornado in Canada?

This Day In Weather History is a daily podcast by Chris Mei from The Weather Network, featuring stories about people, communities and events and how weather impacted them. On Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, 19 tornadoes touched down in southern Ontario, making it the largest single-day twister outbreak in Canadian history.

How big was the tornado that hit Edmonton?

The tornado started as a small funnel south of Edmonton. It peaked at F4 on the Fujita scale and remained on the ground for an hour, cutting a swath of destruction 30.8 kilometres (19.1 mi) in length and up to 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) wide in some places, this day in weather history.

Where was the tornado in Alberta?

A tornado warning was issued after a twister touched down in Vulcan County near the community of Blackie on Saturday afternoon.

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What has been the largest tornado in history?

Officially, the widest tornado on record is the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado of May 31, 2013 with a width of 2.6 miles (4.2 km) at its peak.

How many tornadoes does Alberta have a year?

Of the average 60 confirmed tornadoes each year, Alberta and Saskatchewan both average between 14 to 18 tornadoes per season, followed by Manitoba and Ontario with normally between 8 and 14 tornadoes per season. Quebec is another recognized tornado-prone zone averaging between 4 and 8 tornadoes each year.