Black Friday Remembered
1987 Tornado Timeline

At 5:00 a.m. MT on July 31, a forecast of heavy thunderstorms for the Capital Region did little to prepare Edmontonians for the destruction and devastation that lay ahead of them that day.

Black Friday - Tornado's Path

In less than ninety minutes, the tornado of 1987 left a swath of destruction cut across some 40 kilometres of east Edmonton, leaving an indelible mark on Edmontonians to this day.

The Black Friday tornado lives in the hearts and minds of Edmontonians.

What do you remember about July 31, 1987? If you’d like to share your memories of that day, we’d like to hear from you.