Wind warning in effect for Bashaw and Ponoka areas

Gusts of 100km/h or more expected for central Alberta.

A wind warning has been issued for Ponoka and Bashaw areas.

Environment Canada issued the wind warning early Wednesday morning stating wind gusts up to 100 km/h or more are expected.

This is due to an intense low pressure system forming near Grande Prairie that will begin to track quickly southeastward to lie in southeastern Saskatchewan by 6 pm this evening.

These northerly winds are expected to surface in central Alberta later this morning before exiting Alberta near Cypress Hills this evening, states am environment Canada release.

”Conditions in this area should improve late this afternoon as the winds diminish.”

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. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

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

Wind warning is also in effect for:

Camrose Co. near Bashaw and Meeting Creek

City of Red Deer

Co. of Paintearth near Halkirk and Big Knife Prov. Park

Co. of Stettler near Big Valley

Co. of Stettler near Botha and Gadsby

Co. of Stettler near Byemoor and Endiang

Co. of Stettler near Donalda

Co. of Stettler near Stettler Nevis and Rochon Sands

Flagstaff Co. near Forestburg and Galahad

Lacombe Co. near Clive Alix and Mirror

Lacombe Co. near Eckville

Lacombe Co. near Lacombe Blackfalds and Bentley

Ponoka Co. near Ponoka and Maskwacis

Red Deer Co. near Elnora Lousana and Delburne

Red Deer Co. near Penhold Innisfail and Bowden

Red Deer Co. near Pine Lake

Red Deer Co. near Spruce View and Red Lodge Prov. Park

Red Deer Co. near Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House

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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