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Two tornadoes touched down near Edmonton area Thursday night: Environment Canada
An image of a cloud formation during Thursday's storm, taken east of Drayton Valley on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Courtesy: Brandi Lafreniere
Published Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:38AM MDT
Environment Canada says two tornadoes touched down north and south of Edmonton during Thursday night’s storm.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., there was a tornado 5 kilometres northwest of Breton, and on Friday, Environment Canada received a second report of a tornado that occurred near Athabasca at 5:56 p.m. the day before.
Officials consider the Breton Tornado to be an EF 0 – the least powerful on the scale.
Environment Canada is still gathering information on both tornadoes.
Breton is located approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Edmonton, while Athabasca is about 150 kilometres north of the city.