Winds as high as 130 km/h could hit Calgary: Environment Canada

Oct 25 2019, 1:11 pm

Hold on to your hats and bundle up Calgary, it’s a windy one out there.

Strong winds are making their way across southern Alberta, bringing gusts of up to 130 km/h, according to a recent warning from Environment Canada.

These warnings are in effect for much of the province, encompassing the regions of Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre, Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan, Cardston, Fort Maclead, Magrath, the City of Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek, Waterton Lakes National Park, Drayton Valley, Devon, Rimbey, Pigeon Lake, Drumheller, Three Hills, Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville, Redwater, Smoky Lake, Hanna, Coronation, Oyen, Kananaskis, Canmore, Leduc, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lloydminster, Wainwright, Vermilion, Provost, Okotoks, High River, Claresholm, Red Deer, Ponoka, Innisfail, Stettler, Spruce Grove, Morinville, Mayerthorpe, Evansburg, Westlock, Barrhead, and Athabasca.

Furthermore, the regions of Banff National Park, Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Valleyview, Hinton, Grand Cache, and Jasper National Park have all fallen under snowfall warnings.

The wind warnings note that most areas will see gusts of up to 100 km/h, though more “particularly wind prone areas” will be seeing the 130 km/h winds.

“High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds,” the warning states.

The winds are expected to ease off by late afternoon.