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Wind WarningIssued at 12:13 Wednesday 24 May 2017
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.
An intense low pressure system will bring strong northerly winds, with gusts up to 100 km/h possible, beginning early this afternoon. These strong winds will continue through the day before gradually diminishing this evening.
In the Pincher Creek, Cardston, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Cypress Hills regions strong westerly winds with gusts up to 100 km/h are possible this afternoon. Winds here will then switch to northerly this evening with strong gusts up to 100 km/h still possible. Winds will subside in these regions overnight.
Additionally with this low, an area of rain will continue to move across central parts of the province this morning, and track southeastwards to the Saskatchewan border by this afternoon. General amounts will be in the 20 to 30 mm range by Thursday morning with locally higher amounts possible due to embedded thunderstorms. Rain will taper off later Thursday morning as the low moves eastward.
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.
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