Wind warnings end after blustery evening

By Geoff Smith
February 6, 2016 - 9:12pm Updated: February 7, 2016 - 7:40am

People in the Battlefords area were warned Saturday night of the possibility of damaging wind gusts.

A wind warning, which had earlier been effect in the Kindersley-Rosetown-Biggar-Wilkie-Macklin region was reissued Saturday at around 9 p.m. and the Battlefords area was now included. The affected region also includes St. Walburg, Maidstone, Unity, and other areas in between. The warning for the Battlefords ended at around 11:45 p.m. and for Kindersley and area at around 1:30 a.m.

Environment Canada said an Alberta clipper was making its way through the region, with wind speeds expected to reach 70-100 km/h until later in the evening.

"Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur," at those speeds, the advisory said.

At 8 p.m. the Battlefords recorded a wind gust of 76 km/h.

SaskPower reported at least two different outages in the Unity, Luseland, Tramping Lake, Kerrobert area Saturday evening, but it was unclear if if was related to the wind. 

gsmith@jpbg.ca
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