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July 18, 2016 1:49 pm
Updated: July 18, 2016 2:09 pm

Tornado touched down near Okotoks on Sunday: Environment Canada

Funnel clouds can be seen over the Carnmoney Golf & Country Club in De Winton, Alta. on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

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Environment Canada has confirmed a tornado touched down in southern Alberta on Sunday.

The weather agency said in a summary issued on Sunday evening that a preliminary assessment led its meteorologists to conclude an Enhanced Fujita scale zero (EF0) tornado occurred ten kilometers northeast of Okotoks.

According to Environment Canada, the tornado had peak winds between 90 and 130 kilometres per hour.

READ MORE: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for much of southern Alberta

Albertans watching the severe weather unfold reported seeing funnel clouds and some damage.

Earlier this month, Environment Canada confirmed five tornados had touched down in central and southern Alberta over the course of four days.

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