The Edmonton summer that wasn’t… and what fall may bring

Any time over the last three months in Alberta has shown that when it comes to “normal,” the term is best left to the washing machine dial, and not the weather. Or is it? “The average temperature for summer 2019…

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of west-central Alberta

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Yellowhead County on Saturday afternoon. Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Environment Canada said its meteorologists were “tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel-sized hail and…

Prolonged rain expected to put a halt to harvest across the Prairies

A series of low-pressure systems are expected to develop over the next several days, pushing constant, widespread rain across the Prairies and putting halt to harvest. According to the Alberta Crop Report, farmers are only eight per cent into harvest…

Edmonton’s early August hailstorm resulted in $89M in insured damages: IBC

The cost associated with a vicious hailstorm that slammed into Alberta’s Capital Region earlier this month became much clearer on Tuesday. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) said the hail that hammered the Edmonton area on Aug. 2 has resulted…

Frost advisories issued for parts of central Alberta, areas north of Calgary

Jack Frost may be nipping at your plants and crops before Tuesday if you live north of Calgary or in various parts of central Alberta. Environment Canada issued a frost advisory for those areas on Monday afternoon. “A ridge of…

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Cochrane area

People in the Cochrane area were being warned of high winds, heavy rain and possible nickel-sized hail as a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the area Thursday evening. According to an Environment Canada warning sent at 6:43 p.m., the…