Alerts for: Okotoks - High River - Claresholm

Warnings

11:26 PM MDT Wednesday 18 October 2017
Wind warning in effect for:

  • M.D. of Foothills near Cayley
  • M.D. of Foothills near High River and Aldersyde
  • M.D. of Foothills near Longview and Eden Valley Res.
  • M.D. of Foothills near Okotoks and De Winton
  • M.D. of Foothills near Priddis and Brown-Lowery Prov. Park
  • M.D. of Foothills near Turner Valley and Black Diamond
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Claresholm and Stavely
  • M.D. of Willow Creek near Nanton and Parkland
  • Rocky View Co. near Bragg Creek and Tsuu T'ina Res.

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Strong southwesterly winds will redevelop this evening and intensify overnight with gusts up to 110 km/h. The strong winds will continue through the night and diminish Thursday morning.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

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

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

 

Statements

11:27 PM MDT Wednesday 18 October 2017
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Rocky View Co. near Bragg Creek and Tsuu T'ina Res.

Smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility. Smoke is expected or occurring.

Smoke from grass fires continues to produce reduced visibilities in smoke and poor air quality near the communities of: Airdrie, Coleman, Hilda.

Use caution when traveling on the highways as heavy smoke will give poor visibilities.

Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

People with lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, can be particularly sensitive to air pollution. They will generally experience more serious health effects at lower levels. Pollution can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, doctor and emergency room visits, and hospital visits.

Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care.

Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

Issued by Environment Canada, Alberta Environment and Parks and Alberta Health

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