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:
- Aldersyde, AB F1 Tornado
- Minaret, AB F1 Tornado
- Clive, AB F1 Tornado
- Tofield, AB F0 Tornado
- Tofield, AB F1 Tornado
- Dodds, AB F1 Tornado
- Cypress Hill Provincial Park, AB F0 Tornado
According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (2018), an F2 tornado touched down at 5:00 am MDT near Wasel, AB. The path and width of the tornado was not documented by ECCC.
NWS Weather Prediction Center Surface Analysis Archive. (2017). Surface analysis 09Z Sun Jun 5 1988. 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/