Blizzard & snowfall warnings issued for Saskatchewan



Warnings

4:38 AM CST Saturday 07 November 2020 Blizzard warning in effect for area circled above:

  • R.M. of Arlington including Dollard

  • R.M. of Auvergne including Ponteix and Aneroid

  • R.M. of Bone Creek including Simmie and Scotsguard

  • R.M. of Frontier including Frontier and Claydon

  • R.M. of Glen McPherson west of Mankota

  • R.M. of Grassy Creek including Shaunavon

  • R.M. of Lone Tree including Climax and Bracken

  • R.M. of Mankota including Mankota and Ferland

  • R.M. of Maple Creek including Cypress Hills Prov. Park

  • R.M. of Maple Creek including Maple Creek

  • R.M. of Pinto Creek including Kincaid and Hazenmore

  • R.M. of Reno including Consul Robsart and Willow Creek

  • R.M. of Val Marie including Val Marie Orkney and Monchy

  • R.M. of White Valley including Eastend and Ravenscrag

  • R.M. of Wise Creek including Cadillac and Admiral

Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring. Blizzard beginning early Sunday for southwestern Saskatchewan. A powerful low pressure system will begin impacting southwestern Saskatchewan tonight. Snow, very heavy at times, will begin late in the evening and continue through to Monday morning. Total amounts of 30 to 50 cm are expected. The onset of strong northerly winds tonight along with the heavy snow will result in blizzard conditions developing by Sunday morning. Conditions will remain extremely poor throughout the day and into Sunday night before the system finally moves off Monday morning. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone. Limit outdoor activities. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca. Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to SKstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.


Warnings

4:50 AM CST Saturday 07 November 2020 Snowfall warning in effect for areas in red


Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm continues. Snow at times heavy has begun this morning and will persist through the day. The snow will gradually taper off this evening, with total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm by tonight. However, a second, more powerful system moves through the region on Sunday and Sunday night. This next system will bring a further 15 to 20 cm of snow to parts of central Saskatchewan along with wind gusts to 60 km/h and reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Snowfall warnings now in effect will be further upgraded later today as this next system approaches the area. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to SKstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.