Cardston, AB F2 Tornado of June 29, 1988

Cardston - Fort Macleod - Magrath

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 12:00 pm MDT, which shoes an occluding low pressure system in Northern Alberta.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on June 29, 1988 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (WPC, 2017)

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F2 tornado touched down at 1:30 pm MDT near Cardston, AB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 18Z Wed Jun 29 1988. Retrieved from:

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