An Environment Canada scientist reports that the "first verified" tornado of the year has touched down in an area west of Edmonton, Alberta.\nDave Sills took to Twitter to explain that the tornado caused "minor damage — sheds tossed a short distance, fencing down, a few trees damaged" — and was "most likely a 'landspout,'" defined by The Why Files as "a tornado that, unlike most tornadoes, is not associated with the mesocyclone of a thunderstorm."\nThe tornado was first spotted yesterday by residents, according to meteorologist Kyle Cleary. CTV News reports that Environment Canada has recorded the meteorological event as a "verified tornado."\nALSO READ: Warning: Snow Is Coming To Almost Every Single Province In Canada This Weekend\nTL;DR Environment Canada received reports of a tornado that touched down west of Edmonton, Alberta. According to one meteorologist, this was the first "verified" tornado this year.\nThere was a credible report of a tornado near Peers, Ab yesterday. More info at the link#Abstormhttps://t.co/99kXO3LiKr— Kyle Cleary (@Wx_Ninja) April 25, 2019\nFirst verified (confirmed or probable) #tornado of the year in Canada! Preliminary rating is EF0 - just some minor damage (sheds tossed a short distance, fencing down, a few trees damaged). Was mostly likely a 'landspout' tornado - no supercell rotation involved. #SummerIsComing https://t.co/PlX6P16vPR— Dave Sills (@dave_sills) April 26, 2019\n"An eyewitness report indicates that the tornado caused damage to a property, including knocking down 30 metres of fencing and tossing two sheds. This was considered a landspout tornado that was generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms," the Environment Canada report reads.\n"Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous. They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs, or toss debris short distances."\nThe agency is now asking the public to submit photos and videos of the event. Canadians can submit reports by calling 1-800-239-0484 or emailing ABstorm(at)canada.ca.\nAccording to Accuweather, tornado season peaks in June and July in Canada. An April twister is not unprecedented, however.\nView this post on Instagram One of the #landspouts I saw last Father's Day, I'm ready for #summer storms! #stormchasing #tornado #landspout #colorado #plains #weather #nature #storms #storm #cloud #cloudporn #cumulonimbus A post shared by Stefan Klein (@thestormwhisperer) on Mar 2, 2019 at 11:14am PST\nThe Weather Network explains that Canadian tornadoes are usually concentrated in the Prairies. Though, last year, a tornado that occurred during a period of intense summer storms caused major damage in Southern Quebec.\nAnother tornado hit Ottawa and Gatineau in September of 2018.\nStay tuned for more weather news.