Environment Canada Confirms Tornado hits Southwest of Calgary

The latest reports show in the news that Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado hit far from Calgary on Wednesday mid afternoon. Considering the recent facts a tornado cautioning ended for the city of Calgary at around 2 p.m. on the same day.

Environment Canada Confirms Tornado hits Southwest of Calgary

The tornado strike 10 kilometers north of the village of Priddis. This was clearly described by the Federal weather agency. In a report presented by the experts, Environment Canada confirmed the tornado strike on just north of Priddis at about 12:53 p.m. At first funnel clouds were easily seen west of Cochrane that is over southern areas of Calgary and near Strathmore.

According to the Media:

“The entire city of Calgary shared little concern for a few hours on Wednesday after Environment Canada delivered a tornado caution over the lunch hours. We have had rumors of destruction on the Tsuu T’ina First Nation and it is likely that is the place where the tornado hits.”

If we look at the map Priddis is roughly 40 kilo meters by road southwest of downtown Calgary. The situation can be described as an area of thunderstorms settled east of the Rockies earlier in the day and gradually began affecting east.

The damage report is clear by the statement given by Sgt. Shane Powers with Tsuu T’ina Nation Police Service as only one house displayed minor damage and a barn showed major damage.

Environment Canada first delivered thunderstorm counsels for the Water Valley and Cochrane areas before giving the tornado threatening reports at 12:44 p.m. According to the Spectators, trees have tumbled on power lines and workers were working to restore power just after 5 p.m. at Sgt. Powers but no one was hurt.

In a statement presented by the chief of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), it was mentioned that a number of buildings were asked to empty on Wednesday afternoon.

In Calgary citizens forwarded photos to social media of funnel clouds taking over the city as well. Some of them were like golf- and tennis-ball-sized that moves toward the south end of the city.

Funnel clouds were also stated west of Cochrane, near Strathmore.
It seems at this time that Calgary has had additional encounter with a most important weather incident but this will be consider as a miracle as no one sustained any major damage.

A severe thunderstorm lookout is allotted when there is sufficient chance of bad weather emerging.


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Bill Schroder

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