Fort Assiniboine, AB F0 Tornado of May 13, 1982

Westlock - Barrhead - Athabasca

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 am EST, which shows a stationary front across Central Alberta. This front likely triggered thunderstorms across Central Alberta, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 7:00 am on May 13, 1982 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (NOAA, 2020)

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F0 tornado touched down near Fort Assiniboine, 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. Thursday May 13, 1982 [PDF]. Retrieved from

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