Alberta's second tornado of the season touched down just outside of Calgary late Friday afternoon, Environment Canada has confirmed.
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Photographs from residents in Cochrane, Bottrel and Airdrie began appearing on Facebook and Twitter between 4 p.m and 5 p.m. MT. By suppertime, Environment Canada had confirmed a tornado touched down at about 4:45 p.m. MT about 16 kilometres south of Cremona, about an hour northwest of Calgary.
A dust cloud was seen at the base of the funnel, but Environment Canada says there are no reports of damage in the five to eight minutes it was on the ground. The thunderstorm that spawned it has dissipated and no other tornadoes are expected on Friday evening.
Alberta's first tornado of the year touched down on June 13 near Gleichen.