Funnel clouds possible for Edmonton region, central Alberta on Wednesday

Environment Canada issued a special weather advisory on Wednesday, saying funnel clouds were possible for much of the central part of Alberta — including around Edmonton. Global News meteorologist Jesse Beyer said while these advisories can sound alarming, this isn’t…

Funnel clouds possible for areas near Edmonton, east-central Alberta on Tuesday: Environment Canada

Areas near Edmonton and in east-central Alberta were issued a weather advisory on Tuesday afternoon as Environment Canada said “conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds.” “Funnel clouds are possible into this evening,” the weather agency said…

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…

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,…

Athabasca County fined $300K for cutting and burning trees in national wildlife area

A municipal district north of Edmonton has been fined $300,000 for breaking a federal environmental law. Environment Canada says Athabasca County pleaded guilty to violating Wildlife Area Regulations of the Canada Wildlife Act. It says the county cut and burned…

Special air quality statements issued in Edmonton, much of Alberta due to wildfire smoke

People across much of Alberta woke up to grey skies and a strong burning smell in the air as smoke from northern wildfires drifted south overnight. Environment Canada issued special air quality statements from the Edmonton region to the northern…

Alberta wildfire continues to grow, but is spreading away from High Level

A fire burning near a northern Alberta town has grown slightly, but officials say firefighters are making good progress. The Chuckegg Creek fire, currently the largest in the province, is about three kilometres southwest of High Level, where crews have…

Smoke from out-of-control wildfires causing air quality issues in northern Alberta

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for much of northwest Alberta as two out-of-control wildfires continue to burn. As of 10:30 Friday morning, Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Valleyview, High Level, Rainbow Lake, Fort Vermillion, Mackenzie Highway, Peace River,…