The winds of change are taking the Canadian prairies by storm. Literally.
Environment Canada issued a wind warning Tuesday morning. It is in effect for central and southern Saskatchewan, as winds climbing as high as 90 km/h are expected to blast the area.
Meteorologist Terri Lang says this storm is a result of the “Alberta Clipper.”
“It’s really making it’s way quickly through the province,” she said. “It’s really living up to it’s name, because it is clipping through quite fast.”
Lang says clipper is guaranteed to bringing some heavy winds and massive temperature swings.
“We’re seeing the temperatures rise very quickly,” said Lang. “Some of the temperatures we’ve seen well into the mid single digits, plus four, plus five. And then, quickly dropping as the cold front moves through associated with this clipper.”
As for the strong winds, gusts have been tracked as high as 80 km/h at Regina International. While not as high elsewhere across the city, Lang says Reginans can expect strong winds persist over the next couple hours.
“We expect them to stay up in the stronger, with risks of it hitting 90 km/h over the next couple of hours. Then they should start easing back and sort of keeping the 50 gusting 70 range for the better part of the day before easing off over night.”
UPDATE: Environment Canada has ended the wind warning for the city of Regina.