Tofield, AB F1 Tornado of June 5, 1988

Leduc - Camrose - Wetaskiwin - Tofield

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 3:00 am MDT, which shows a low pressure system on the Alberta/Saskatchewan border.

Eight tornadoes occurred on this day, the other tornadoes were:

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 09Z on June 5, 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 4:00 am MDT near Tofield, AB. The path of the tornado was not documented by ECCC, but its maximum width was 90 metres.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 09Z Sun Jun 5 1988. Retrieved from:

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