Alberta’s first tornado touched down southeast of Calgary Friday night.
Environment Canada said two funnel clouds were reported 15 kilometres northwest of Gleichen at 7:15 p.m. MT Friday.
One of the funnel clouds briefly touched down — marking Alberta’s first tornado of the year. There were no reports of damage.
Environment Canada said this was a landspout tornado generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms.
These type of tornadoes usually do not cause significant damage, but can still be dangerous.