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Severe weather investigators confirm tornado touchdown near Barnwell

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Environment Canada has now confirmed a tornado did indeed touchdown last weekend as part of a series of storms here in southern Alberta.

After an investigation, the weather office says a twister resulted from a supercell thunderstorm just before 8:00 pm Saturday night (June 13) about 10 km south of Barnwell.

That storm triggered an Alberta Emergency Alert.

The tornado was the smallest on the scale rated as an EF-0 with wind speeds between 90 and 130 km/h.

Besides impacts to crops in the region due to large hail, there was no additional damage reported.

Additionally, there were reports of a possible tornado in Calgary on the evening of June 13, 2020. The information of this event has been reviewed, and it’s been determined it was only a funnel cloud, and not a tornado.

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