Sask. snowstorms will pack a one-two punch

Winter is far from over, as Saskatchewan braces for a one-two punch this weekend – with 30+ centimetres of snow possible in parts of the province.

Environment Canada has upgraded Regina, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon to snowfall warnings, along with a large portion of central Saskatchewan.


The first snow storm will move in from the west, bringing 10-15 centimetres of snowfall to parts of western Saskatchewan by Sunday morning. Combined with 40-70 km/h winds, blowing snow and reduced visibility is also expected.

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Model: NAM CONUS 20km. SkyTracker

The second system, a Colorado Low, will move up from the south and into Manitoba, clipping southeastern Saskatchewan. This system is forecasted to bring in a lot of moisture. Snowfall totals could reach 30+ centimetres in the east.

The image below shows snowfall totals projected by the NAM model, extending from Friday, March 2 to Tuesday, March 6. The amounts are subject to change, depending on the developing weather systems.

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Strong winds are also possible with the Colorado Low, causing blowing snow and reduced visibility for Regina, east-central and southeast Saskatchewan.

Meteorologists will be monitoring this system very closely. Snowfall warnings may be issued on Sunday.

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