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,…

Special weather statement issued for mountain snow in southern B.C.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector, Rogers Pass, Allison Pass and Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass for late-season snow Friday morning. The culprit is a cold, upper trough moving through British Columbia,…

Severe thunderstorm watches, warnings issued for areas southeast of Edmonton

Strong winds, pea- to dime-size hail and heavy rain are possible from a near-stationary thunderstorm located 15 kilometres south of Ryley, Alta., on Friday afternoon. Environment Canada issued a thunderstorm warning for areas southeast of Edmonton at 3:38 pm Friday.…

Alberta weather enthusiasts: set up a weather station in your backyard

The skies are constantly changing here in Alberta, making a perfect storm for weather enthusiasts in our province. “People love the weather in Alberta and they want to get involved and we really appreciate it and love to see it…

Winter wallop hits prairies for last weekend of January

On Sunday, a powerful low pressure system swept across the prairies and brought heavy snowfall, freezing rain, dangerously strong winds and record-setting temperatures with it. READ MORE: Worst storm of winter seasons rolling across GTA Wind gusts Gusts reaching 100…

Freezing rain warnings for central Alberta, snowy roads in Edmonton area

Freezing rain and snow blanketed much of Alberta overnight, leaving highways icy and visibility poor. Freezing rain warnings were in effect for parts of central Alberta, including near Rocky Mountain House, Red Deer, Ponoka, Stettler, Hanna and Drumheller. Environment Canada…