Rainfall warnings in effect for west-central Alberta, localized flooding possible

Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings for a number of areas in west-central Alberta on Wednesday. Areas including Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House, Nordegg and Whitecourt could see as much as 75 mm of rain before Friday, Global News meteorologist…

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Calgary, western Alberta

Conditions are favourable for severe thunderstorms to develop Tuesday afternoon and storms could persist into Wednesday morning. Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch shortly before 11:30 a.m. for the city of Calgary and areas in western Alberta. The main…

Alberta weather: province continues to battle drought as summer begins

Cool, wet weather is moving in as we close out spring and welcome summer — but rain is a good thing, as drought conditions continue into June for parts of Alberta. The most recent Canadian Drought Monitor map shows abnormally…

June storm whips through northern Alberta, damages Fawcett Lake Resort

Residents at the Fawcett Lake Resort — about 240 kilometres north of Edmonton and 70 kilometres east of Slave Lake — are cleaning up after a storm blew through the area Saturday night. People who live there told Global News…

Global Calgary inbox flooded with incredible pics after major thunderstorm

The first major thunderstorm of the season rolled through central and southern Alberta Thursday, including one cell that had Global viewers pulling out their cameras. The signs of an energetic system were in place early in the day, and Environment…

Large hail, heavy rain, strong winds possible in central Alberta

Heavy rain, large hail and strong wind gusts are in the forecast for parts of central Alberta on Thursday. A line of thunderstorms is expected to develop early Thursday afternoon and move eastward through the afternoon and evening. Some of…

2019 has seen the driest spring on record for some Alberta communities

Environment Canada confirmed on Wednesday that 2019 has been the driest spring on record in several parts of Alberta. The dry conditions have fuelled wildfires, and made fighting them difficult too. Spring 2019 was the driest on record for Edmonton,…