Blowing Snow Warning issued across Southwest Saskatchewan
Old Man Winter continues to keep a grip on parts of Southwest Saskatchewan, with Environment Canada continuing a Blizzard Warning for the Shaunavon - Maple Creek - Val Marie - Cypress Hills forecast region. The blizzard warning also remains in effect for the the Assiniboia - Gravelbourg - Coronach forecast region.
While snow and strong winds are expected to lessen later this afternoon, blizzard conditions continue in parts of Southwestern Saskatchewan. Environment Canada notes strong northwesterly winds gusting to 80 kilometers per hour are combining with fresh snow to produce near-zero visibilities in the region near the international border. Winds should begin to diminish later this afternoon and visibilities should improve.
The latest weather warning comes on the heels of three consecutive days of windchill warnings where extreme wind chill values of -50 Celsius were experienced.
The Blizzard Warning is an upgrade from a Blowing Snow Warning which was issued earlier today.
The Blizzard Warning ended for the Leader - Gull Lake and Swift Current - Herbert - Cabri - Kyle - Lucky Lake forecast regions during the mid afternoon.
Swift Current is forecast to receive two to four centimetres of snow today, with afternoon winds slowing to 40 kilometers per hour, gusting to 60 this afternoon and evening.