Wind warning issued for southern Alberta

Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the western part of southern Alberta early Sunday morning as the region will face gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour.

Calgary not included in warning but will face gusts of 40 to 60 km/hour, Environment Canada says

Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the western part of southern Alberta early Sunday morning.

Strong winds will be gusting at speeds from 90 to 110 km/h throughout Sunday. The winds are being caused by an upper cold front swinging south through the province.

The regions impacted by the warning are:

  • Okotoks - High River - Claresholm
  • Crowsnest Pass - Pincher Creek - Waterton Lakes National Park, Cardston
  • Fort Macleod - Magrath
  • Lethbridge - Taber - Milk River

While winds will remain brisk throughout the afternoon, they are expected to taper off somewhat in the evening.

Residents can expect gusts of 80 to 90 km/h at that point.

Calgary is not included in the wind warning but is expected to see gusts around 40 to 60 km/h.

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