Monday, July 15th 2019, 4:21 pm - This is the fifteenth tornado that Alberta has seen in 2019
The Prairies are in the heart of tornado season and a twister recorded on July 14 at approximately 2:15 p.m. MDT became the fifteenth tornado that Alberta has seen in 2019.
The video above shows cars driving dangerously close to the EF-0 tornado and trees being whipped around by the powerful winds that gusted between 90 to 130 km/h. This tornado has been confirmed by Environment Canada and occurred near Crossfield, which is approximately 50 kilometres north of Calgary.
On average Alberta usually sees between 15 and 16 tornadoes per year, and is the province with the second-highest number of tornadoes annually. Saskatchewan sees the most tornadoes out of all the provinces each year and has an annual average of 18.
See below for more photos from this severe storm.