Tornado touches down in southern Alberta
Friday, June 27, 2014, 8:09 PM -
On Friday evening, Environment Canada confirmed that Alberta's second tornado of the 2014 season had touched down 16 kilometres south of the community of Cremona.
The brief twister is said to have occurred Friday at 4:45 p.m. MDT.
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"Multiple reports and photos were received," EC says in a statement.
"A dust cloud was seen at the base of the funnel, however, there were no reports of damage."
The strength of the tornado has not yet been made apparent.
No tornado watches or warnings were in place when the twister touched down.
According to EC, thunderstorms in the area have now dissipated and no other tornadoes are expected.
Elsewhere, the risk for severe weather will persist through the evening, with a slow-moving storm elevating the risk of localized flooding across the region.
The majority of the rain is expected to fall Friday night into Saturday with the rain sticking around through to Monday.
"Take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches," Environment Canada says in a statement.
"Fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles."