A wind warning has been issued for Cochrane and the surrounding areas. 

Environment Canada expects strong winds with gusts up to 90 km/h to blow into town early this afternoon. 

The wet ground from the rainfall warning could lead to an increased risk of trees uprooting and falling.

Wind warnings are issued when there is possible damage to buildings, roof shingles, and windows. Anyone finding themselves outside during a wind storm should seek shelter as loose objects could become airborne and tree branches could snap and fall.

The warning is in place for Cochrane and the following areas:

  • Mountain View Co. near Carstairs and Stirlingville
  • Mountain View Co. near Cremona and Water Valley
  • Mountain View Co. near Olds and Didsbury
  • Mountain View Co. near Sundre
  • Rocky View Co. near Airdrie and Crossfield
  • Rocky View Co. near Bottrel and Madden