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PHOTOS: Tornado confirmed after severe storms hit the Prairies Sunday

Monday, August 1st 2022, 9:02 am - Tornado-warned storms hit parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan through the afternoon and evening on Sunday. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) confirmed an EF-0 tornado occurred in Alberta.

The conditions were set for severe thunderstorms across parts of the Prairies Sunday. In fact, several tornado-warned storms hit parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan through the afternoon and evening. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has so far confirmed one tornado from the storms.

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At approximately 5:10 p.m. MDT on July 31, a tornado was observed five km southwest of Coronation. ECCC received multiple reports and photos of the tornado, but there have been no reports of damage at this time. This tornado has been given a preliminary rating of EF-0.

Tornado warnings were first issued in parts of southern Alberta as severe storms targeted the region. This region was close to Alliance, which already had one confirmed tornado this year.

Later in the afternoon, ECCC issued two separate warnings based in central and southern Saskatchewan. "This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches," ECCC said in its warning.

It didn't take long for social media to fire up with stunning images. Below is a collection of visuals making the rounds so far.

Thumbnail courtesy of Jason D, taken in Waldeck, Sask.

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