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Blowing Snow Advisory

Issued at 9:55 a.m. CST Monday 2 March 2015
Summary

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.

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 storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #SKStorm.



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