Alerts for: The Battlefords - Unity - Maidstone - St. Walburg
4:46 AM CST Friday 28 November 2014
Snowfall warning in effect for:
- R.M. of Battle River including Sweet Grass Res. and Delmas
- R.M. of Britannia including Hillmond
- R.M. of Buffalo including Wilkie and Phippen
- R.M. of Cut Knife including Cut Knife
- R.M. of Douglas including Speers Richard and Alticane
- R.M. of Eldon including Maidstone and Waseca
- R.M. of Frenchman Butte including St. Walburg
- R.M. of Glenside north of Biggar
- R.M. of Hillsdale including Neilburg and Baldwinton
- R.M. of Manitou Lake including Marsden
- R.M. of Mayfield including Maymont Denholm and Fielding
- R.M. of Medstead including Medstead Belbutte and Birch Lake
- R.M. of Meota including Meota and The Battlefords Prov. Park
- R.M. of Mervin including Turtleford Mervin and Spruce Lake
- R.M. of North Battleford northwest of The Battlefords
- R.M. of Parkdale including Glaslyn and Fairholme
- R.M. of Paynton including Paynton
- R.M. of Round Hill including Rabbit Lake and Whitkow
- R.M. of Round Valley including Unity
- R.M. of Senlac including Senlac
- R.M. of Turtle River including Edam and Vawn
- R.M. of Wilton including Lashburn Marshall and Lone Rock
Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.
A Pacific frontal system will continue to bring snow to southern Saskatchewan today and tonight. The snow will taper off in most areas overnight or Saturday morning as an arctic high pressure ridge brings colder and drier air.
As of 4 a.m. 10 or more cm of snow had already accumulated from Saskatoon through Lloydminster, while 5 to 10 cm had fallen in most other regions. The snow will move into the Nipawin and Hudson Bay areas this morning. Areas south of the Trans-Canada have escaped with little or no snow.
Further snowfall amounts today and tonight will range from 10 to 15 cm in areas north of the Trans-Canada, with lesser amounts as you go south. Winds of 30 gusting 50 km/h today will give reduced visibilities at times due to blowing snow.
Snowfall warnings are issued when 10 cm of snow or more is expected to fall in 12 hours or less.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy 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/
Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports to #SKStorm.
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