Funnel cloud spotted south of Edmonton

A funnel cloud spotted near Leduc, Alta., on June 29, 2022 (Source: Twitter/@David3195892).

Thunderstorms over the Leduc region spawned a small funnel cloud Wednesday evening.

Given the setup of the atmosphere, it's possible we'll see a few more of these before the evening is done.

Weak rotation beneath the thunderstorms can get pulled up into the storms and produce funnels, which usually pose no real threat of touching down and doing damage. However, there is always the outside chance that the rotation becomes strong enough to produce a weak landspout tornado.

Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a "Weather Advisory" related to funnel clouds for the following areas:

  • Leduc-Camrose-Wetaskiwin
  • Red Deer-Ponoka-Innisfail-Stettler

#abstorm there’s a funnel cloud in Leduc! #leduc #funnelcloud �� pic.twitter.com/RwKjPJj2VA

— David (@David3195892) June 30, 2022