Wind warning for Wetaskiwin, Millet area

Up to 100km/h winds expected

Environment Canada has released a strong wind warning for the area of the County of Wetaskiwin near Millet and Highway 2.

Wind gusts ranging from 70 km/h to 100km/h are expected to develop in the wake of an intense low pressure system forming near Grande Prairie.

An Environment Canada press release states, “The winds will begin to surface in north central Alberta late this morning (Wednesday, Oct. 25) and then exit the province near Cypress Hills late this evening. In addition strong westerly winds have begun to develop in southwestern Alberta this morning in advance of the low. Conditions in this area should improve late this afternoon as the winds diminish.”

The winds can be expected to cause damage to property and loose objects.

Drivers are being asked to take precautions and adjust their driving patterns.

Wind warnings are also in affect for the areas of:

  • Beaver Co. near Holden and Ryley
  • Beaver Co. near Tofield
  • Camrose Co. near Bawlf and Rosalind
  • Camrose Co. near Camrose and Bittern Lake
  • Camrose Co. near Hay Lakes and Miquelon Lake Prov. Park
  • Camrose Co. near New Norway Edberg and Ferintosh
  • Co. of Wetaskiwin near Wetaskiwin Millet and Hwy 2
  • Flagstaff Co. near Daysland Heisler and Strome
  • Leduc Co. near Leduc Beaumont and Kavanagh
  • Leduc Co. near New Sarepta and Rolly View
  • Strathcona Co. near Ardrossan and Cooking Lake

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.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

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