Arrowwood, AB F1 Tornado of July 12, 1985

Brooks - Strathmore - Vulcan

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 am EST. Two tornadoes occurred on this day, the other being:

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 7:00 am on July 12, 1985 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (NOAA, 2020)

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F1 tornado touched down near Arrowwood, AB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC.


NOAA Central Library. (2019). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Friday July 12, 1985 [PDF]. Retrieved from

Environment and Climate Change Canada Data. (2018). Canadian National Tornado Database: Verified Events (1980-2009) – Public. Retrieved from: