Alerts in Effect
Snowfall WarningIssued at 12:09 p.m. CST Thursday 27 November 2014
Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected. A Pacific frontal system is moving across Alberta today and will bring increasingly heavy snowfall to the southern half of Saskatchewan beginning today and lasting into the weekend. Heavier snow has developed across southwestern Saskatchewan early this afternoon and will continue to spread eastward over the course of the day. In the west central areas of the province, the largest amounts are expected to fall later today through early Friday, and snowfall totals for this system will likely be in the 15 to 25 cm range by Friday evening before diminishing. Further south for some areas along the Trans-Canada highway, this first wave of snow will see quick accumulations of 10 to 15 cm today into this evening. A second disturbance develops in southern Alberta late Friday and will see a second wave of snow in these areas into Saturday. Early guidance indicates that some of these areas may see an additional 10 cm for a two day total of up to 25 cm by the end of Saturday. Snowfall warnings will likely be expanded as the track and intensity of both these systems becomes more certain. Snowfall warnings are issued when 10 cm of snow or more is expected to fall in 12 hours or less.Details
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #SKStorm.