Who got the most snow?

Snow totals have topped 40 centimetres in some Saskatchewan areas as the first big storm of the season winds down.

1st big storm of the season leaves snow-clogged streets, patios in its wake

People in Saskatoon woke up to find their backyards full of snow. (Submitted by Arinjay Banerjee)

Snow totals have topped 40 centimetres in some Saskatchewan areas as the first big storm of the season winds down.

The extreme southwest corner of the province was the snowiest spot, with 41 centimetres of snow recorded by 6 p.m. CST Wednesday.

The snow was piling up around Shell Lake, Sask. (Submitted by Wally Urff)
Trees with heavy snow on their branches fall into the driving lanes in Saskatoon. (Trevor Bothorel/CBC)

Saskatoon received around 17 cm while Regina's total by 6 p.m. was 3 cm. It continued to snow overnight, however.

The streets were a sloppy mess in Saskatoon, which got around 17 centimetres of snow on Wednesday. (Submitted by Harshal Patel)
A man shovels a street in downtown Saskatoon. (Karin Yeske/CBC)

Here's a list of some of the communities that have received snow, followed by the amounts in centimetres.

  • Cypress Hills Park: 41
  • Island Falls: 22
  • Mankota: 15 to 20
  • Spiritwood: 18
  • Saskatoon: 17
  • Outlook: 17
  • Waskesiu Lake: 17
  • Elbow: 13
  • Lucky Lake: 13
  • Nipawin: 13
  • Eastend: 12
  • Prince Albert: 12
  • Wynyard: 12
  • North Battleford: 8
  • Swift Current: 8
  • Moose Jaw: 7
  • Leader: 4
  • Regina: 3
Trees in Saskatoon have fallen over due to a heavy snowfall. (Trevor Bothorel/CBC)

The days ahead

Saskatchewan is at the tail end of a weather system that brought snow to the region beginning Wednesday.

A snowfall warning was still in effect for parts of central and northeastern Saskatchewan with an additional five to 10 centimetres possible.

On Friday, flurries are expected to continue and temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees below normal for this time of year. In Regina, for example, the normal high should be around 14 C but may only reach 2 C on Friday.

Looking into the weekend, things should start to improve in southern Saskatchewan. While it will continue to be unseasonably cool, temperatures should reach 10 C by Sunday. Central portions of the province will be a few degrees cooler.

There may also be some lingering flurries in central Saskatchewan through the long weekend.

The current forecast for the holiday Monday includes rain.

After that, the sun should return with temperatures in the single digits (still cooler than normal) for most areas.

It was definitely not patio weather in Muenster, Sask. today. (Submitted by Tracey Bergermann)
The harvest has been held up across the grainbelt, including in the Biggar area. (Submitted by Cheryl Grasdal)

With files from CBC's Christy Climenhaga