ATLAS OF THE EDMONTON TORNADO AND HAILSTORM:
A Decade of Research

Robert B. Charlton, Bradley M. Kachman, Lubomir Wojtiw
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E3 

Preface

If you wish to discover what was done to document western Canada's severe storm of the century, this report is for you. It is written in academic style.

In the decade since the Edmonton tornado, notorious thunderstorms have, on occasion, sidetracked the life of most every Albertan. A section on recent investigations into shingle damage by hail is included to inform homeowners of the ongoing problem.

Nevertheless, it is hoped that this report will help us look back ten years to the fateful day when Edmonton was struck by the unimaginable.

Contents

Abstract 
Chapter 1: Urban Tornadoes in Canada 
Chapter 2: The Newspaper Survey 
Chapter 3: Information from Various Sources 
Chapter 4: Sightings and Warnings 
Chapter 5: The Greatest Hailstorm 
Chapter 6: Damage Reports
Chapter 7: Survey of Shingle Replacements 
Chapter 8: Thunderstorms in Edmonton and Calgary 
Chapter 9: Conclusions and Discussions 
Acknowledgements 
References

July 15, 1997