Strong winds being experienced in Northeast B.C. and Alberta Peace

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Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for some parts northeast B.C. and parts of the Alberta Peace.

In the Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson, the forecast calls for wind gusts up to 80km/h.  In Muncho Lake, and the Alberta Peace, Environment Canada has issued a wind warning as the forecast calls for wind gusts up to 90km/h.

Here is the weather statement for the B.C. Peace and Fort Nelson.

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Issued at 2015-11-21 04:58 UTC by Environment Canada:
Special weather statement issued for:
   B.C. Peace River & Fort Nelson, B.C. (087300)

Current details:
Southwest winds gusting to 80 km/h developing near midday Saturday.

A deep Pacific low pressure system will move eastward across Southern Yukon during the day Saturday. As a result, strong southwesterly winds gusting to 80 km/h are expected to develop near midday Saturday over the B.C. Peace River and Fort Nelson region. Winds will ease Saturday evening as the low moves to the east.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at

4:37 AM MST Saturday 21 November 2015
Wind warning in effect for:

  • Muncho Lake
  • Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and Demmitt
  • Co. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and Wembley
  • Co. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La Glace
  • M.D. of Greenview near DeBolt
  • M.D. of Greenview near Little Smoky
  • M.D. of Greenview near O’Brien Prov. Park and Big Mtn Creek
  • M.D. of Greenview near Sturgeon Lake
  • M.D. of Greenview near Valleyview and New Fish Creek
  • M.D. of Greenview near Wapiti and Shuttler Flats Rec. Area

Strong westerly winds with gusts up to 90 km/h are expected this afternoon. Winds will diminish by Sunday 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.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

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