WATCH: Funnel clouds spotted in southern Alberta; one touches down

Environment Canada says two funnel clouds were observed around 7:15 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 about 15 kilometres northwest of Gleichen, Alberta. Supplied: Frank Sitting Eagle

EDMONTON – Alberta has recorded its first tornado of the year, after a funnel cloud briefly touched down Friday evening.

Environment Canada confirms two funnel clouds were observed around 7:15 p.m., about 15 kilometres northwest of Gleichen – a hamlet located 94 kilometres southeast of Calgary.

According to Environment Canada, one of the funnel clouds briefly touched down.

The following video was captured by Frank Sitting Eagle, who is a member of Alberta Storm Chasers.

WATCH: Funnel clouds form in southern Alberta

Environment Canada describes it a landspout tornado, which is “generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms.” Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage, but can still be dangerous.

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There were no reports of any damage.

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