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Winter storm, weather, rainfall warnings in Saskatchewan

A winter storm warning is in place for the southwest corner of Saskatchewan; rainfall warning in central regions. SkyTracker Weather

UPDATE: All warnings mentioned in this story have ended.

The southwestern corner of Saskatchewan is under the first winter storm warning of the season, with up to 45 centimetres of snow possible before tapering off.

A rainfall warning has also been issued for some central regions as the intense low pressure system over eastern Saskatchewan brings in warm moist air from the southeast and cold air from the northwest and a weather warning is in place for the Swift Current region.

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Winter Storm Warning

Environment Canada said heavy wet snow will fall throughout Monday, with the upwards of 30 centimetres of snow expected Monday along the Trans-Canada Highway from Swift Current west to the Alberta border.

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Another 15 cm of snow is expected overnight before it tapers off on Tuesday.

Strong northerly winds gusting to 80 km/h will blow the snow around, which could result in white-out conditions.

Highway closures are possible and drivers are being advised to postpone travel until after the storm has passed.

Weather Warning

Heavy rain in the Swift Current area is expected to change to heavy snow overnight Monday before ending Tuesday afternoon.

Rainfall totals will be in the 40 to 60 millimetre range by Monday evening and 10 to 15 centimetres of snow is expected by Tuesday afternoon.

Rainfall Warning

In the central regions, a band of heavy showers has developed from Swift Current to Humboldt, with rainfall totals of 50 to 70 millimetres possible by Tuesday.

Environment Canada said there will be locally heavier downpours due to embedded thunderstorms.

Other parts of the province could see 30 to 50 millimetres of rainfall in a band stretching from Saskatoon to Regina.

A wind warning that was in place for Lloydminster has ended.

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Other parts of the province could see significant rainfall, with 30 to 50 millimetres possible in a band stretching from Saskatoon to Regina.

A wind warning is in place for Lloydminster, with strong winds of 60 km/h gusting to 90 km/h expected to persist into Monday afternoon.

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Winter storm warning for:

  • Leader – Gull Lake
  • Shaunavon – Maple Creek – Val Marie – Cypress Hills

Weather warning for:

  • Swift Current – Herbert – Cabri – Kyle – Lucky Lake

Rainfall warning for:

  • Outlook – Watrous – Hanley – Imperial – Dinsmore
  • Humboldt – Wynyard – Wadena – Lanigan – Foam Lake

Wind warning ended for:

  • Lloydminster

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