Wind warnings issued for central and southern Alberta

"Behind the front, strong northerly winds are gusting 90 to 100 km/h," reads a warning from Environment Canada.

Strong winds could cause damage to buildings

Many Albertans woke up to a windy winter Sunday morning.
Wind warnings are in effect for much of central and southern Alberta. (Environment Canada)

Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for much of central and southern Alberta, amid blowing snow and freezing rain.

"A strong cold front is dropping quickly southward this morning and will move through southern Alberta by afternoon," the warning reads.

"Behind the front, strong northerly winds are gusting 90 to 100 km/h."

The warning adds rain showers will turn to flurries with reduced visibility in the afternoon.

"Temperatures will also drop rapidly behind the front to below zero through the day. The freezing temperatures may cause icy conditions to develop on roads and sidewalks," it reads.

"Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds."

As of 8 a.m. Sunday, wind warnings are in effect for:

  • Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds, Sundre
  • Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan
  • Cardston, Fort Macleod, Magrath
  • Calgary
  • Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek, Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Foremost
  • Drayton Valley, Devon, Rimbey, Pigeon Lake
  • Drumheller, Three Hills
  • Hanna, Coronation, Oyen
  • Leduc, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield
  • Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River
  • Lloydminter, Wainwright, Vermillion, Provost
  • Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Suffield
  • Okotoks, High River, Claresholm
  • Red Deer, Ponoka, Innisfail, Stettler


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