Lacombe, AB F1 Tornado of July 14, 1982

Red Deer - Ponoka - Innisfall - Stettler

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:

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 7:00 am on July 14, 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 F1 tornado touched down near Lacombe, 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

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