ALERT: Wind warning in effect for central Alberta

Strong winds expected to cause damage

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Wind warnings were in effect for Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Maskwacis, Bashaw, Sylvan Lake, Stettler and Lacombe, Blackfalds and Bentley as of 2:14 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25.

According to weather.gc.ca, “Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

“A low pressure system moving through Alberta today will bring strong, gusty winds to Central and Eastern parts of the province. Winds should strengthen early this afternoon, with gusts above 90 km/h likely and gusts above 100 km/h possible at times. Winds will ease this evening as the system moves into Saskatchewan. Temperatures will also drop sharply as the cold front moves through.

“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.

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

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