An intense, low pressure system with a strong cold front swept across the province, bringing strong, gusty winds and thunderstorms, Environment Canada said.
In some areas, the wind speeds reached what felt like hurricane force. However, in order to be officially categorized as hurricane strength, the measurements would have had to be sustained over a one-minute period. In this case, the Environment Canada data only shows peak gusts of over 10 seconds, explained Global News meteorologist Jordan Witzel.
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Still, it was enough to wreak havoc. The highest speed of 135 km/h was recorded in Schuler, northeast of Medicine Hat, near where one of several wildfires was recorded.
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The maximum wind gusts in kilometres per hour were recorded at various weather stations across Alberta.
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Below is a summary of some of the locations, issued at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Acadia Valley: 126
Black Diamond: 96
Blood Tribe: 111
Calgary (Int’l Airport): 91
Del Bonita: 115
Edmonton (Blatchford): 80
Edmonton (Int’l Airport): 85
Fort MacLeod: 109
Fort McMurray: 61
Lethbridge Airport: 113
Medicine Hat: 102
Milk River: 104
Pincher Creek: 107
Rocky Mountain House: 81
Seven Persons: 126
Stony Plain: 78
Waterton Park Gate: 113
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