Magnolia, AB F0 Tornado of May 29, 1982

Spruce Grove - Morinville - Mayerthorpe - Evansburg

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 am EST, which shows an occluding low pressure on the Saskatchewan/Montana border and a large area of precipitation across most of the Prairie Provinces. This low pressure was responsible for triggering thunderstorms across Alberta and ultimately this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 7:00 am on May 29, 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 Magnolia, 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. Saturday May 29, 1982 [PDF]. Retrieved from

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