La Crete, AB F0 Tornado of June 13, 1984

High Level - Rainbow Lake - Fort Vermillion - Mackenzie

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 am EST, which shows a trough of low pressure on the British Columbia/Alberta border. This trough became the focus for thunderstorms across Northern Alberta, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 7:00 am on June 13, 1984 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 at 5:00 pm MDT near La Crete, 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 June 13, 1984 [PDF]. Retrieved from

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