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Wind gusts continue in Calgary despite warning being dropped

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WATCH: A chilly blast of wintry weather and windy conditions caused problems for homeowners and commuters all across Calgary on Monday. Matthew Conrod reports – Mar 29, 2021

Though a wind warning is no longer in place in Calgary, the weather remains blustery.

Environment Canada issued a wind warning for Calgary on Sunday and it remained in place until just after 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

Read more: Evacuation order for Carmangay, Alta. ends as wildfire in Vulcan County contained

The national weather agency warned Calgary could see gusts between 90 and 100 kilometres an hour.

“Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.”

Read more: Snow expected as cold front moves into Alberta on Sunday: Environment Canada

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

A strong low pressure system developed in Alberta on Sunday, resulting in fierce westerly winds across southern portions of the province.

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Driving conditions deteriorate on Highway 2 south of Calgary on Monday – Mar 29, 2021

As of 12 p.m. Monday, a wind warning remained in place for areas east of Calgary including Brooks, Strathmore and Vulcan, as well as areas north of the city like Drumheller, Three Hills, Red Deer, Ponoka, Innisfail and Settler.

The wind and fresh snow resulted in poor visibility east of Calgary, where between 50 and 70 vehicles were involved in a crash on Highway 1 near Brooks on Monday.

Read more: Between 50-70 vehicles involved in southern Alberta highway crash: RCMP

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Environment Canada released weather event information for more than 60 locations in Alberta. The following is a summary of wind gusts in kilometres per hour received by the agency, as of 11 a.m. Monday:

  • Nakiska Ridgetop: 159
  • Waterton Park gate: 135
  • Claresholm: 124
  • Ardenville: 120
  • Bassano: 119
  • Carway: 117
  • Sedalia: 115
  • Fort Macleod : 115
  • Lethbridge: 113
  • Blood Tribe: 111
  • Barons: 111
  • Raymond: 109
  • Acadia Valley: 109
  • Sheerness: 109
  • Pollockville: 107
  • Finnegan: 107
  • Kirriemuir: 107
  • Iron Springs: 106
  • Travers: 106
  • Atlee 106
  • Stavely: 104
  • Hussar: 104
  • Hand Hills: 104
  • Cappon: 104
  • Enchant: 102
  • Cabin Lake: 102
  • Sunnynook: 102
  • Medicine Hat: 100
  • Milk River: 100
  • Del Bonita: 100
  • Hemaruka: 100
  • Bull Springs: 100
  • Brocket: 98
  • Consort: 98
  • Warner: 98
  • Fleet: 98
  • Pincher Creek: 96
  • Oyen: 96
  • Gleichen: 96
  • Social Plains: 96
  • Gooseberry Lake: 96
  • Buffalo: 96
  • Schuler: 94
  • Neir: 94
  • Craigmyle: 94
  • Alliance: 94
  • Onefour: 93
  • Vauxhall: 93
  • Wrentham: 93
  • Champion: 93
  • Strathmore: 93
  • Beiseker: 93
  • Pinhorn: 93
  • Queenstown: 91
  • Stettler: 91
  • Barnwell: 91
  • Kinsella: 91
  • Tide Lake: 91
  • Ralston: 91
  • Lodge: 91
  • Lathom: 91

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