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.