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Winds of over 90 km/h expected to sweep through Calgary this morning

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DH Calgary Staff Oct 12, 2018 8:41 am

Hold onto your hats, Calgary, because it’s a windy one out there.

Environment Canada released a wind warning for the city of Calgary and many other areas in southern Alberta early Friday morning, warning of potentially damaging winds of over 90 km/h.

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While the gusts are expected to calm later on Friday afternoon, commuters are warned that their driving may need to be adjusted to accommodate for the strong winds as they head to work this morning.

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Wind warnings throughout southern Alberta (Environment Canada)

The warning also urges Calgarians — and anyone else in southern Alberta facing the intense winds — to keep an eye out for loose objects or tree branches that may be tossed around in the wind.

The severe weather appears to be the worst at Nakiska, where gusts of over 120 km/h have been recorded within the past few hours. The ski hill is not yet open to the public, thankfully, though anyone in the area is encouraged to exercise caution when heading outdoors.

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Wind speed at Nakiska Ridgetop (kananaskis.weatherstats.ca)

Rain and periods of light snow are expected for Calgary later today once the wind has settled, though Sunday and onwards is forecasted to be nothing but sunshine — we just have to make it through Saturday’s snowfall first.

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Calgary weather this week (Environment Canada)

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