Researchers looking into whether Alberta’s wild weekend weather may have triggered a tornado: Environment Canada
Environment Canada has released some data related to storm activity in Alberta over the weekend.
The weather agency said the Prairie and Arctic Storm Prediction Centre is investigating a possible tornado, roughly 18 kilometres west of Lomond in southern Alberta’s Vulcan County.
Environment Canada said the occurrence was on July 7 at 5:27 p.m. The weather agency is asking for anyone with information regarding this possible tornado to contact them.
Environment Canada said that hail, up to 5.5 centimetres (chicken egg-sized) in size, was reported 10 km southeast of Nanton.
Meanwhile, 4.5 cm (golf-ball sized) sized hail was reported 15 km northeast of Champion and 3.3 cm (walnut-sized) hail was reported 5 km west of Vulcan.
Strong winds were also recorded in Alberta. Travers hit 87 km/h and Priddis reached 80 km/h.
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