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Wind Warning

Issued at 15:30 Tuesday 17 October 2017

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

An intense low pressure system has developed over central Alberta today and will continue to track quickly into Saskatchewan tonight.

Very strong southwesterly winds gusting between 100 and 130 km/h have developed in the southern Alberta this afternoon.

In central regions from Edmonton to Red Deer, northwesterly winds are beginning to strengthen with gusts of 90 to 100 km/h expected this evening. The strong gusty winds will continue eastward towards Lloydminster. Scattered thunderstorms will accompany the arrival of the strong winds. The strong winds will diminish this evening for most of central Alberta and overnight for those communities closer to the Saskatchewan border.

The strong gusty winds along the southwestern Alberta Foothills will diminish overnight only to resume Wednesday afternoon with gusts over 100 km/h.

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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.

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

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.



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