LETHBRIDGE, AB – For the second time in a week, this region got hammered by some extreme wind.

Environment Canada says late Tuesday (Jan. 19) wind was clocked as high as 130 km/h in the City of Lethbridge. That resulted again in power outages for some.

The strong gusts were the result of another so-called Alberta Clipper system.

We’ve been battered by strong wind all winter long so far, but that will finally change by this weekend with much colder, more normal conditions for this time of year.

As of Wednesday, Environment Canada told our radio station that the Lethbridge area had seen just 8 days since December 1, 2020 with temperatures at or below normal. The warmer-than-normal winter weather so far is thanks to a constant pattern of strong chinook conditions.

Peak Wind Gusts in km/h For Tuesday, January 19:

  • Lethbridge: 130
  • Brocket: 128
  • Blood Tribe: 119
  • Pincher Creek: 113
  • Beaver Mines: 109
  • Wrentham: 109
  • Waterton Park: 107
  • Onefour: 100