Alberta Weather

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Snow flurries in Wednesday’s forecast for Red Deer area

Environment Canada is predicting the first snow flurries of the year on…

 

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Red Deer and parts of central Alberta

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Red Deer and parts of central Alberta

Favourable conditions for thunderstorms producing strong wind gusts, large hail and rain…

 

Cloud seeding captain Joel Zimmer stands in front of a top seeder aircraft – King Air C90B – at the Red Deer Regional Airport. The plane is one of two cloud seeding aircraft at the airport. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Welcome to Canada’s Hail Alley

Alberta gets most frequent and intense hailstorms in all of the country

 

Tornado watch issued for Red Deer area Thursday evening

Tornado watch issued for Red Deer area Thursday evening

Environment Canada has issued a tornado watch for Red Deer and many…

  • Jul 16, 2020
Tornado watch issued for Red Deer area Thursday evening
Central Alberta has been put on a severe thunderstorm watch for Thursday July 9, 2020. Submitted.

Severe thunderstorm warning for Central Alberta

Central Alberta expected to have severe thunderstorms roll through Thursday June 9, 2020.

Central Alberta has been put on a severe thunderstorm watch for Thursday July 9, 2020. Submitted.
Some Stettler youngsters turned July flooding on their residential street into a boating adventure this week. (Black Press file photo).

An extra-rainy July in central Alberta leads to flooding

Five of the next nine days are supposed to bring rain

Some Stettler youngsters turned July flooding on their residential street into a boating adventure this week. (Black Press file photo).
Southern Alberta hailstorm caused almost $1.2B in damage: insurance bureau

Southern Alberta hailstorm caused almost $1.2B in damage: insurance bureau

Southern Alberta hailstorm caused almost $1.2B in damage: insurance bureau

Southern Alberta hailstorm caused almost $1.2B in damage: insurance bureau
Severe thunderstorm watch in place for Red Deer

Severe thunderstorm watch in place for Red Deer

Environment Canada issued the watch Tuesday afternoon.

  • Jul 7, 2020
Severe thunderstorm watch in place for Red Deer
40 charges laid: Semi hauling mobile home pulled into Red Deer after several complaints

40 charges laid: Semi hauling mobile home pulled into Red Deer after several complaints

Violations include vehicles were missing insurance and licence plates

40 charges laid: Semi hauling mobile home pulled into Red Deer after several complaints
Conditions favourable for funnel clouds in Red Deer, central Alberta
Conditions favourable for funnel clouds in Red Deer, central Alberta
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Red Deer and some parts of central Alberta

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Red Deer and some parts of central Alberta

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of central…

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Red Deer and some parts of central Alberta
A tornado was spotted near New Dayton, located southwest of Lethbridge, Saturday night, Environment Canada says. Photo via Google maps

Alberta mopping up after storm that brought heavy rain, hail and tornadoes

Environment Canada says a tornado was spotted at 7:37 p.m. near New Dayton

A tornado was spotted near New Dayton, located southwest of Lethbridge, Saturday night, Environment Canada says. Photo via Google maps
Two-day rainfall wasn’t a record breaker for Red Deer

Two-day rainfall wasn’t a record breaker for Red Deer

Last week’s two-day rainfall in Red Deer wasn’t a record breaker, but…

Two-day rainfall wasn’t a record breaker for Red Deer
Expect rain starting this afternoon in Red Deer and some parts of central Alberta
Expect rain starting this afternoon in Red Deer and some parts of central Alberta
Snow warning issued for central Alberta

Snow warning issued for central Alberta

Up to 20 centimetres of snow expected beginning Friday night in central and southwestern Alberta

  • Mar 6, 2020
Snow warning issued for central Alberta
Adult mountain pine beetle or Dendroctonus ponderosae, collected in Grande Prairie from the Olds College insect collection. Photo by Ken Fry/Olds College

Cold snap likely knocked down some mountain pine beetles in central Alberta but not all

It was cold during last week’s deep freeze in central Alberta, but…

Adult mountain pine beetle or Dendroctonus ponderosae, collected in Grande Prairie from the Olds College insect collection. Photo by Ken Fry/Olds College
Some trees’ leaves are yellowing, spotting and falling off prematurely because of the wet, cool weather conditions this summer. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Central Albertan perceptions of a cool, wet August doesn’t line up with weather data

Environment Canada numbers indicate this month isn’t that unusual

Some trees’ leaves are yellowing, spotting and falling off prematurely because of the wet, cool weather conditions this summer. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Twisted weather: Alberta ahead of average tornado count at 17 so far this year

Twisted weather: Alberta ahead of average tornado count at 17 so far this year

EDMONTON — Alberta storm chaser Chris Kiernan has hardly had a moment’s…

Twisted weather: Alberta ahead of average tornado count at 17 so far this year
(Advocate file photo).
(Advocate file photo).
This was the scene in downtown Red Deer on Sept. 13, 2018. Winter arrived before fall had even begun.                                Red Deer Advocate file photo

Late spring, early winter, scorching summer — 2018 had it all

Much of 2018 was a year many — especially farmers — would like to forget

This was the scene in downtown Red Deer on Sept. 13, 2018. Winter arrived before fall had even begun.                                Red Deer Advocate file photo