Author Topic: 7th Anniversary of 2000 Pine Lakes, Alberta, Canada tornado  (Read 3377 times)

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I'd like to start some discussion on this event considering the fatalities.  I was not even chasing way back then, so I'd be keen to get the facts, Met obs and details of the storm system.

This tornado is fairly significant sadly because 11 people were killed when it struck the Green Acres camp ground at around 6:30pm.  Rated F3 this wedge tornado had winds estimated at 300mph.  The camp ground is about 90miles north of Calgary.    I found an excellent local news station link which has footage of the wedge, aftermath and interviews with survivors - some very sad testimonials in it.

The link is - http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-70-1713-11763/disasters_tragedies/tornadoes/

If that's too long winded to type in just type in  - pine lake tornado - and you'll go straight to the CBC site.

Mike
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Re: 7th Anniversary of 2000 Pine Lakes, Alberta, Canada tornado
« Reply #1 on: 18 July 2007, 04:46:36 PM »
For the information junkies there's a great American Met Society PDF report on this event.  Sounding charts, graphs, the whole shebang.

Go to - http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/80919.pdf

Mike
Darwin, Northern Territory.
StormscapesDarwin.com
Lightning Research 2010/14