22 tornadoes and counting have hit Alberta so far this year (VIDEOS)

Aug 12 2019, 12:13 pm

It’s been a stormier summer than usual out here in Alberta, with the province having surpassed the annual average tornado count last month.

By the second week of August, Alberta has seen a total of 22 unconfirmed tornadoes, which is seven more than the yearly average of 15.

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According to The Weather Network, 2019 marks the busiest tornado season Alberta has experienced in the past 20 years.

Many of the twisters were the result of a huge storm on June 28, which supplied seven of the 22 twisters that have been seen (so far).

Alberta’s 2019 tornadoes:

  • April 24, seven kilometres north of Peers, EF-0
  • June 13, 15 kilometres southwest of Strathmore, EF-0
  • June 14, 15 kilometres southwest of Medicine Hat, EF-0
  • June 23, five kilometres north of Fort Macleod, EF-0
  • June 25, two kilometres south of Sexsmith, EF-0
  • June 26, five kilometres north of Millet1, EF-0
  • June 28, Newbrook, EF-0
  • June 28, 23 kilometres south of Hylo, EF-0
  • June 28, 20 kilometres east of Lac la Biche, EF-0
  • June 28, Siebert Lake, EF-1
  • June 28, six kilometres northwest of Wolf Lake, EF-1
  • June 28, 15 kilometres southwest of Smith, EF-0
  • June 28, Cold Lake, EF-0
  • June 29, 20 kilometres southwest of Grovedale, EF-0
  • July 7, 18 kilometres west of Lomond, EF-0
  • July 8, 63 kilometres northeast of Grande Cache, EF-0
  • July 14, four kilometres northeast of Crossfield, EF-0
  • July 16, nine kilometres north of Oyen, EF-0
  • July 18, 15 kilometres east of Carmangay, EF-2
  • July 24, Smoky Lake, EF-0
  • July 24, Hanmore Lake, EF-2
  • July 31, 12 kilometres southwest of Sylvan Lake, EF-0

Here’s a look at some of the chaos captured by daring photographers during the devastating storms: