Tornado touches down near Wimborne, Alberta, Canada

Tornado touches down near Wimborne, Alberta, Canada

A tornado touched down near Wimborne and Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, around 17:10 MDT (23:10 UTC) on June 2, 2017, ripping off a barn roof and downing several trees. There are no reports of injuries or casualties.

The twister was on the ground some 15 - 20 minutes. It was moving east at 50 km/h (31 mph) towards Morrin and Rowley, Environment Canada said. The agency said that the tornado had wind speeds of up to 130 km/h (81 mph) and gave it a preliminary rating of EF-0.

Brittanny Cawiezel, who works at the Trochu Golf and Country Club, said the tornado was right over the clubhouse. "It was freaky," Cawiezel said. "It started to hail a little, and the wind really picked up, but that’s expected with a tornado."

Only minor damage was reported. 

Wimborne and Three Hills are located about 130 km (81 miles) northeast of Calgary.

Featured image: A tornado touches down near Wimborne and Three Hils, Alberta, Canada on June 2, 2017. Credit: Ryan T

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