Severe weather

FILE - Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for central Alberta early Monday. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Rainfall warning issued for Red Deer and central Alberta

70 mm forecast for parts of central Alberta

 

Environment Canada issued a heat warning early Thursday for central Alberta. (Black Press file photo)

Heat warning for Red Deer and central Alberta

Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion

 

Cherries at Pravin Dhaliwal’s family farm in Oliver, B.C., are seen cooked on their trees, when the temperature hit a record 41.5 C in a June 2021 handout photo. Dhaliwal is trying to maintain his passion as a third-generation farmer while dealing with the reality of climate change and says farmers need more support from provincial and federal governments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pravin Dhaliwal

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Cherries at Pravin Dhaliwal’s family farm in Oliver, B.C., are seen cooked on their trees, when the temperature hit a record 41.5 C in a June 2021 handout photo. Dhaliwal is trying to maintain his passion as a third-generation farmer while dealing with the reality of climate change and says farmers need more support from provincial and federal governments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pravin Dhaliwal
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for central Alberta. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Another hot one for Red Deer and central Alberta

Heat warning issued by Environment Canada

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for central Alberta. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Frank Barakat carries his daughter Valentina, 2, through an shopping aisle dedicated for hurricane supplies as the Home Depot store prepares for possible effects of tropical storm Elsa in Miami on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Elsa fell back to tropical storm force as it brushed past Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Saturday and threatened to unleash flooding and landslides before taking aim at Cuba and Florida. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

Tropical Storm Elsa gaining strength, could become hurricane

Tropical Storm Elsa gaining strength, could become hurricane

Frank Barakat carries his daughter Valentina, 2, through an shopping aisle dedicated for hurricane supplies as the Home Depot store prepares for possible effects of tropical storm Elsa in Miami on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Elsa fell back to tropical storm force as it brushed past Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Saturday and threatened to unleash flooding and landslides before taking aim at Cuba and Florida. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)
Red Deerians are urged to take precautions to protect against extreme heat. (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Red Deerians are urged to take precautions to protect against extreme heat. (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Albert Huynh cools off in the frigid Lynn Creek water as Leanne Opuyes, left, laughs in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. A stifling heat wave throughout much of Western Canada is unusual because of the nighttime temperatures it is bringing, says an expert. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Albert Huynh cools off in the frigid Lynn Creek water as Leanne Opuyes, left, laughs in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. A stifling heat wave throughout much of Western Canada is unusual because of the nighttime temperatures it is bringing, says an expert. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A home is damaged after a tornado swept through the area in Woodridge, Ill., early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. Officials say a radar-confirmed tornado swept through suburban Chicago late Sunday, damaging homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing some injuries. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago, causing damage

At least five people listed in critical condition

  • Jun 21, 2021
A home is damaged after a tornado swept through the area in Woodridge, Ill., early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. Officials say a radar-confirmed tornado swept through suburban Chicago late Sunday, damaging homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing some injuries. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
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)
FILE - Residents survey the damage before begining cleanup in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, June 14, 2020, after a major hail storm damaged homes and flooded streets on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - Residents survey the damage before begining cleanup in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, June 14, 2020, after a major hail storm damaged homes and flooded streets on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Environment Canada issued severe weather watch for central Alberta. (File photo by Black Press)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Red Deer

Thunderstorms expected to develop along the central foothills

Environment Canada issued severe weather watch for central Alberta. (File photo by Black Press)
Environment Canada said the wind chill for Red Deer will reach -36 C this morning and -31 C in the afternoon. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Environment Canada said the wind chill for Red Deer will reach -36 C this morning and -31 C in the afternoon. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Environment Canada says Red Deer will reach a high of -27 C today. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Environment Canada says Red Deer will reach a high of -27 C today. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
(Photo by Advocate staff)
(Photo by Advocate staff)
Environment Canada’s extreme cold warning was still in effect on Wednesday. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Another cold day for central Alberta

Extreme cold warning continues

Environment Canada’s extreme cold warning was still in effect on Wednesday. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
James Scott, 19, pauses while picking through the remains of his home, which was destroyed by a tornado, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Fultondale, Ala. Scott, who survived with his mother and sister, had never lived anywhere else and isn’t sure where he will wind up after the storm. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Killer winter tornado stuns storm-savvy Alabama town

30 injured, entire families trapped in shattered homes

  • Jan 27, 2021
James Scott, 19, pauses while picking through the remains of his home, which was destroyed by a tornado, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Fultondale, Ala. Scott, who survived with his mother and sister, had never lived anywhere else and isn’t sure where he will wind up after the storm. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
Severe thunderstorm watch and heat warning issued for Red Deer and area

Severe thunderstorm watch and heat warning issued for Red Deer and area

Red Deer and region are under both a heat warning and severe…

  • Aug 6, 2020
Severe thunderstorm watch and heat warning issued for Red Deer and area
Heat warning issued for Red Deer and region

Heat warning issued for Red Deer and region

A heat warning is in effect for Red Deer and much of…

  • Aug 5, 2020
Heat warning issued for Red Deer and region
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