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Environment Canada issues Special Weather Statement for Calgary

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DH Calgary Staff Oct 17, 2017 8:17 am 983

Hold on to your hats today, Calgary – it’s going to be a windy one.

So much so that Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement to warn against the chances of high winds (gusts up to 130 km/h) this morning before it moves into Saskatchewan tonight.

While it is windy, temperatures are currently hovering around 20°C with a chance of showers.

The weather is expected to improve however, with highs of 17°C and sunny skies forecast for Thursday (and no 130 km/hr winds), according to the Weather Network.

Just be prepared for the wind if you head out today.

Special weather statement

    • City of Calgary

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

An intense low pressure system is developing over central Alberta today and will track quickly into Saskatchewan tonight.

Very strong southwesterly winds gusting up to 130 km/h will develop first in the southern foothills early this afternoon and then spread across southern Alberta with gusts to 100 km/h.

In central regions around Edmonton, northwesterly winds will pick up gusting 90 to 100 km/h this afternoon and continue eastward towards Lloydminster. Scattered thunderstorms will accompany the arrival of the strong winds.

The strong winds will exit into Saskatchewan this evening and continue to diminish overnight in Alberta.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

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