Alerts for: Shaunavon - Maple Creek - Val Marie - Cypress Hills

Warnings

4:00 AM CST Friday 28 July 2017
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • 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

A period with maximum daily temperatures near or exceeding 32C, and minimum overnight lows near or exceeding 16C has begun for portions of southern Saskatchewan.

A brief, marginal cool-down will occur on Friday night with some locations seeing overnight lows drop into the 14-15C range. Saturday will then bring highs between 29-33C to the region with another night with lows in the 14-16C range.

The heat will then return significantly on Sunday with much of southern Saskatchewan expected to see high temperatures in the mid-30s. It is possible heat warnings will be expanded this weekend across other portions of southern Saskatchewan.

To start next week, the heat will ease just slightly below warning criteria, with widespread highs of 28-31C expected and overnight lows of 13-15C.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada has implemented new heat warning criteria for the summer of 2017. These new heat warning criteria can be viewed for locations across Canada on ECCC's website:

- English: http://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=En&n=d9553ab5-1#heat
- French: http://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=Fr&n=d9553ab5-1#chaleur

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Check on older family, friends and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Ask a health professional how medications or health conditions can affect your risk in the heat.

Please call HealthLine 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with heat.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.

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