Raymond, AB F0 Tornado of July 19, 1983

Lethbridge - Taber - Milk River

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 7:00 am EST, which shows a cold front moving across Alberta. This front was responsible for triggering thunderstorms across Southern Alberta, which ultimately led to this tornado.

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 7:00 am on July 19, 1983 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 Raymond, 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. Tuesday July 19, 1983 [PDF]. Retrieved from https://library.noaa.gov/Collections/Digital-Collections/US-Daily-Weather-Maps

Environment and Climate Change Canada Data. (2018). Canadian National Tornado Database: Verified Events (1980-2009) – Public. Retrieved from: http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/weather/products/canadian-national-tornado-database-verified-events-1980-2009-public/