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Alberta's first tornado of 2014 touches down near Gleichen
Alberta Storm Chaser Frank Sitting Eagle says he captured this image about 2 kilometres from his home on Siksika Nation.
Colleen Schmidt, CTV Calgary
Published Friday, June 13, 2014 11:18PM MDT
Last Updated Saturday, June 14, 2014 12:10AM MDT
Environment Canada has confirmed Alberta's first tornado of the year touched down near Gleichen, Alberta at about 7:15 p.m. on Friday night.
The weather agency says two funnel clouds were seen about 15 kilometres west-northwest of Gleichen and that one of them briefly touched down.
They say the weather event is considered a landspout tornado and that this type does not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous.
The tornados can be strong enough to pull out trees, damage structures and whip debris around.
There were no reports of damage or injuries.