Striling, AB F1 Tornado of June 28, 1988

Lethbridge - Taber - Milk River

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 12:00 pm MDT, which shows a cold front moving across Alberta. This front became the focus for thunderstorms, which ultimately resulted in four tornadoes.

The other tornadoes that occurred on this day were:

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on June 28, 1988 showing mean sea-level pressure (MSLP) contours, surface observations, fronts and pressure centres (WPC, 2017)

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F1 tornado touched down at 5:30 pm MDT near Stirling, AB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 18Z Tue Jun 28 1988. Retrieved from:

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