Saskatoon weather outlook – October 18
Saskatoon has already seen over twice as much precipitation as we normally see in October, but when will see Mr. Sunshine return?
October Mid-Month Update
So far Saskatoon has already seen twice as much precipitation as we normally see throughout October, with a total of 40.1 millimetres reported at the airport, when on average we receive 18.8 millimetres by month’s end.
Daytime highs are about six degrees cooler than normal so far, overnight lows have been slightly warmer than normal by 0.7 degrees.
So overall so far this month Saskatoon has been approximately three degrees cooler than normal with 213 per cent our normal precipitation.
All snowfall warnings have been ended in northern Saskatchewan after up to 20 centimetres fell in some areas.
In Saskatoon, temperatures started the day around the freezing mark in the clouds.
Breezy west-northwesterly winds around 20 to 35 km/h stuck around through the morning and will continue along with the clouds into the afternoon as the mercury pushes up toward a high of three degrees.
Guess what? Mostly cloudy skies will continue overnight as well with temperatures tipping back below zero by a degree or so.
We’ll see a slight chance of a few flurries Wednesday with a wind chill making it feel around -6 when you head out in the morning.
Mostly cloudy skies will once again stick around through the day with a slight chance of flurries at times.
The mercury will once again push up to around three degrees for an afternoon high before falling quickly below freezing again in the evening when we finally get some clearing skies.
The sunshine makes its grand return on Thursday with some upper ridging bringing in some sunshine during the day with still some cloud cover around.
More cloud cover moves in on Friday with a chance of showers with some upper troughing destabilising the atmosphere.
Temperatures both days are expected to be a bit warmer as a system builds into the north pulling Saskatoon into a southerly flow, helping push the daytime highs up into mid-single digits.
The weekend looks like it could contain some more sunshine too, especially on Saturday under a mix of sun and cloud.
There is slightly less agreement amongst weather models for as much sun on Sunday, but it still looks like we’ll be under partly or mostly cloudy skies with at the very least a few sunny breaks!
Daytime highs both days look like they’ll push up into mid-single digits as we tap into a building upper ridge into next week.
This Your Saskatchewan photo of the Hunter’s Supermoon was taken in Saskatoon by Taya Klath:
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