Alberta Weather

Beth Strohschein, of Bashaw, helped chip ice from her daughter’s windshield in a Red Deer parking lot Tuesday. Given the conditions, she also helped out a stranger by brushing hardened snow off a vehicle displaying accessible parking tags in another parking lot. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Sharp temperature drop leaves many central Alberta motorists in the lurch

An extreme cold warning will stay in effect on Wednesday

 

Bennett Mead, 7, as shown in this undated handout image, plays on his family's backyard curling rink in Oakbank, Manitoba. Frigid temperatures and arctic air have left most of the western provinces shivering with wind chills dipping down to -55C, forcing ski hills to close and even keeping owners of backyard rinks indoors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Andrew Mead, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Western Canada under extreme cold warning, wind chill reaching -55 C

Western Canada under extreme cold warning, wind chill reaching -55 C

 

An Environment Canada exteme cold weather warning is in effect for the entire province and most of British Columbia and Saskatchewan along with parts of Manitoba and Ontario are under extreme cold weather warnings. (Environment Canada map)

Extreme cold weather warning in effect for Alberta

Much of Western Canada covered by cold warning

  • Dec 27, 2021

 

Flooded farms are seen in this aerial photo in Sumas Prairie, Abbotsford, B.C., on Nov. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Trying to tell us something’: Climatologist says 2021 a weather year like no other

‘Trying to tell us something’: Climatologist says 2021 a weather year like no other

Flooded farms are seen in this aerial photo in Sumas Prairie, Abbotsford, B.C., on Nov. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Murray Layden, of Red Deer, turns a tree that fell on his property during Tuesday’s windstorm into firewood. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Windstorm causes power outages, colder temperatures in central Alberta

It’s the end of unseasonably warmth and the start of winter-like weather

Murray Layden, of Red Deer, turns a tree that fell on his property during Tuesday’s windstorm into firewood. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
At around 2:40 pm Thursday afternoon dark clouds rolled in and hail came down on Lacombe (Photo by Chevi Rabbit/Blackpress news services)

PHOTOS: Lacombe hit with hail storm

Dark clouds and hail hit the city July 22

At around 2:40 pm Thursday afternoon dark clouds rolled in and hail came down on Lacombe (Photo by Chevi Rabbit/Blackpress news services)
Mae Ribeiro and her son Noah Ribeiro decided their neighbour needed to stay cool more than they did, so they lent their portable air-conditioner to the new mother of twins. (Contributed photo)
Mae Ribeiro and her son Noah Ribeiro decided their neighbour needed to stay cool more than they did, so they lent their portable air-conditioner to the new mother of twins. (Contributed photo)
Canola crops are feeling the heat and farmers are hoping forecasted rain happens this weekend.
(Black Press file photo)THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Central Alberta farmers need rain, and soon

Heat wave followed drier-than-usual May and June

Canola crops are feeling the heat and farmers are hoping forecasted rain happens this weekend.
(Black Press file photo)THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Severe thunderstorm watch issued across East Kootenay, Okanagan Valley. (File photo)

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

A severe thunderstorm is in effect for Red Deer and some parts…

Severe thunderstorm watch issued across East Kootenay, Okanagan Valley. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Snow flurries in Wednesday’s forecast for Red Deer area

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

(Black Press file photo)
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…

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

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
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