Alerts in Effect
Blowing Snow AdvisoryIssued at 4:24 a.m. CST Monday 2 March 2015
Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring. A cold front will sweep rapidly southeastward across parts of western Saskatchewan this morning. An area of snow ahead of the front will move into western Saskatchewan early this morning from central Alberta and push southeastward across southern Saskatchewan through the day. Strong northwesterly winds 50 km/h gusting to 70 km/h will develop in the wake of the cold front and rapidly push southeastward from The Battleford area early this morning all the way to 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. Poor visibilities in snow and blowing snow may spread east of highway 2 and south of the Trans-Canada Highway all the way to the US border later this afternoon and the advisory may be extended to southeastern portions of Saskatchewan later today. Temperatures will fall well below normal for a few days in the wake of the cold front, as well.Details
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #SKStorm.