Cereal, AB F1 Tornado of May 25, 1980

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Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 am EST, which shows a low pressure across Montana with a stationary front across Southern Saskatchewan and Central Manitoba. The interaction between this front and the low pressure triggered thunderstorms near the SK/AB, which ultimately led to this tornado.

There were two other tornadoes on this day:

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 7:00 am on May 25, 1980 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 in Cereal, AB. The path, time 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. Sunday May 25, 1980 [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/