Environment Canada's Official Weather Warnings
10:10 AM CST Tuesday 27 March 2007
Winter storm warning for
Kindersley - Rosetown - Biggar - Wilkie - Macklin continued
Poor winter weather conditions developing Wednesday morning.
This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions...Listen for updated statements.
A strong storm system is going to affect Saskatchewan over the next 48 hours. A multitude of weather conditions is possible over the province, including wind, rain and snow.
Precipitation in the form of rain mixed with snow has begun in the Cypress Hills National Park and Swift Current this morning. Farther north in the Leader region precipitation are mostly in the form of rain. Southeast winds will increase to 60 km/h with gusts to 80 over southwestern Saskatchewan this morning especially in the Assiniboia, Swift Current and eastern Shaunavon regions.
As the storm intensifies, it will move across southern Saskatchewan Wednesday bringing snow and strong northwest winds with it. Rain will change into snow early Wednesday morning. At this time, it appears the heaviest snow will occur over western portions of the province, where 10 cm is expected. Northwest wind near 60 km/h will develop in the wake of this weather system Wednesday morning.
The combination of falling snow and strong northwest winds will result in blowing snow and poor visibilities over much of western Saskatchewan Wednesday morning.
Farther north, near Meadow Lake and Battleford regions, the winds are not expected to be as strong; therefore, a snowfall warning is in effect with 10 to 15 cm of snow.
Winds in southeastern Saskatchewan, not under the warning, are also expected to be 50 gusting to 70 km/h today.
This winter storm can produce poor travelling conditions. Persons in or near these areas should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and listen for updated warnings.
While Prince Albert shouldn't take a direct hit, we are expecting 4-8 cm of snow, till tomorrow night.
Batten down the hatches everyone, especially you Kindersley folks.