Wainwright, AB F1 Tornado of June 25, 1986

Lloydminster - Wainwright - Vermilion - Provost

Figure 1 depicts the surface observations at 12:00 pm MDT. There were two tornadoes on this day, the other being:

Figure 1. Surface analysis at 18Z on June 25, 1986 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 pm MDT near Wainwright, AB. The tornado travelled for 22.9 km before ending near Edgerton, AB.


NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 18Z Wed Jun 25 1986. Retrieved from: https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/sfc/sfc_archive.php

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/