Do Albertans trust weather warnings? Read Jordan Witzel’s thesis

WATCH ABOVE: A tornado touched down in the Tsuu T’ina Nation on Wednesday, but luckily no one was injured. Jayme Doll reports.

CALGARY – Wednesday’s tornado southwest of Calgary backs up climate data that shows such activity is not rare in Alberta. Global Meteorologist Jordan Witzel’s 2014 master’s thesis summarized much of this prior data while investigating what Albertans understand about severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

Many viewers may recall taking part in the survey for this project–we had over 2,000 respondents. The overall aim of the research was to find ways of better communicating summer severe weather watches and warnings to the general public.

IN PHOTOS: Funnel cloud spotted over Calgary, parts of southern Alberta

Take a look through Jordan’s work below – “Do Albertans trust weather warnings? Improving the delivery of weather warnings in Canada.”

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With files from Erika Tucker