Up to 12 inches of snow in southwestern Saskatchewan – Hazardous winter conditions expected – Highway closures likely
Monday 02 October 2017 (Excerpts)
The first winter storm of the season to affect southern Alberta will also hammer the southwestern corner of Saskatchewan today.
Heavy wet snow that began overnight will continue to fall throughout the day, with accumulations approaching 30 cm (11.8″) expected along the Trans-Canada highway from west of Swift Current to the Alberta border including the Cypress Hills area. The snow will be accompanied by northerly winds gusting to 80 km/h (49.7 mph), which will result in white-out conditions at times. Highway closures in this area are likely, and motorists are advised to postpone travel until the storm has passed.
Snow will continue tonight, with a further 15 cm (5.9″) expected. The snow will gradually taper off on Tuesday.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.
http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?sk5#1014213851444725527201710020501ww1373cwwg (also sk4 in the adress link for the Shaunavon – Maple Creek – Val Marie – Cypress Hills warning)
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