Wind warning in effect for parts of southwest Alberta

Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the southwest corner of the province on Thursday, cautioning residents of strong and potentially damaging winds.

The warning, issued just before 5 a.m., included Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River, Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek, Waterton Lakes National Park, Cardston, Fort Macleod, Magrath, Okotoks, High River and Claresholm.

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Environment Canada said that there have been gusts between 100 and 110 km/h overnight in portions of southwestern Alberta.

“While the winds may weaken slightly this morning, they are forecast to gust near 100 km/h again by early this afternoon before weakening again this evening,” the national weather agency cautioned Thursday.

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

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