Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 am EST, which shows a low pressure across Southwestern Alberta. This low pressure was responsible for triggering thunderstorms and ultimately this tornado.
There were nine other tornadoes on this day:
- Barrhead, AB F1 Tornado
- Jackfish Lake, AB F0 Tornado
- Duffield, AB F1 Tornado
- Sylvan Lake, AB F0 Tornado
- Stony Plain, AB F1 Tornado
- Lacombe, AB F1 Tornado
- Wetaskiwin, AB F0 Tornado
- Sherwood Park, AB F0 Tornado
- Vegreville, AB F0 Tornado
- Lucky Lake, AB F0 Tornado
According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F0 tornado touched down near Benalto, AB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC. No property damage was documented for this tornado.
NOAA Central Library. (2019). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Wednesday July 14, 1982 [PDF]. Retrieved from https://library.noaa.gov/Collections/Digital-Collections/US-Daily-Weather-Maps
Environment and Climate Change Canada Data. (2018). Canadian National Tornado Database: Verified Events (1980-2009) – Public. Retrieved from: http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/weather/products/canadian-national-tornado-database-verified-events-1980-2009-public/