Lacombe, AB F1 Tornado of June 30, 1982

Red Deer - Ponoka - Innisfall - Stettler

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 am EST, which shows a large area of high pressure over Southern Manitoba. Local troughing and convergence on the lee-side of the Rocky Mountains triggered thunderstorms across Alberta, which resulted in a tornado outbreak.

There were 3 other tornadoes on this day:

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 7:00 am on June 30, 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 12 km northeast of Lacombe, AB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC. The tornado caused $100 thousand dollars in property damage.


NOAA Central Library. (2019). U.S. Daily Weather Maps. Wednesday June 30, 1982 [PDF]. Retrieved from

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