Alerts for: Prince Albert - Shellbrook - Spiritwood - Duck Lake
9:55 AM CST Monday 02 March 2015
Blowing Snow Advisory in effect for:
- City of Prince Albert
- District of Lakeland including Emma Lake and Anglin Lake
- R.M. of Birch Hills including Muskoday Res.
- R.M. of Buckland including Wahpeton Res. and Spruce Home
- R.M. of Canwood including Debden and Big River Res.
- R.M. of Duck Lake including Duck Lake and Beardy's Res.
- R.M. of Garden River including Meath Park and Albertville
- R.M. of Leask including Leask Mistawasis Res. and Parkside
- R.M. of Meeting Lake
- R.M. of Paddockwood including Candle Lake and Paddockwood
- R.M. of Prince Albert including Davis
- R.M. of Shellbrook including Sturgeon Lake Res.
- R.M. of Spiritwood including Spiritwood and Leoville
- R.M. of St Louis including One Arrow Res. and Domremy
Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring.
A cold front accompanied by falling snow is sweeping rapidly southeastward across western Saskatchewan this morning and will cross the province by the end of the day. Strong northwesterly winds 50 km/h gusting to 70 km/h are developing in the wake of the cold front and will rapidly push southeastward reaching the Cypress Hills around noon. The freshly fallen snow combined with the strong northwesterly winds will cause widespread blowing snow with visibilities near zero for a few hours after the passage of the cold front in western Saskatchewan. Conditions will be worst south of the yellowhead highway and west of highway 2 to the Alberta border. While the front weakens slightly as it shifts eastward, poor visibilities in snow and blowing snow will spread to southeastern Saskatchewan on south to the US border by late this afternoon as well. Winds will slowly diminish on Tuesday, and temperatures in the wake of the system will fall well below normal for the next few days.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. If travelling, be prepared for areas of near zero visibility. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
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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