Snow piling up around Saskatchewan
Up to 40 cm falls in southwest, more coming
It may not last, but Saskatchewan's first blast of wintry weather has hit the province hard.
By the morning, up to 40 centimetres had fallen on some communities and according to Environment Canada, another 10-15 cm was expected to fall during the day.
Here are some of the communities that have seen significant snowfall (and the amounts in centimetres) in the past 24 hours:
- Cypress Hills Park: 40
- Mankota: 15 to 20
- Conquest: 13 (as of 8 a.m.)
- Eastend: 12
- Saskatoon: 7 to 11 (as of 8 a.m.)
- Christopher Lake: 10 (as of 8 a.m.)
- Loreburn: 9 (as of 8 a.m.)
Milder weather is expected by the weekend, so some of that snow will melt.
Meanwhile, many communities have been dealing with a mixture of rain and snow.
Under these conditions, Environment Canada tracks precipitation amounts by adding the rain to the equivalent depth of melted snow.
Here's a list of communities that have seen the most precipitation (in millimetres of rain, added to millimetres of melted snow):
- Cypress Hills park: 106
- Val Marie: 71
- Oxbow: 66
- Moose Jaw: 64
- Maryfield: 61
- Rockglen: 59
- Carnduff: 59
- Mossbank: 57
- Gravelbourg: 55
- Yorkton: 53
- Maple Creek: 50
- Wynyard: 50
- Assiniboia: 44
- Broadview: 43
- Mankota: 43
It continued to snow throughout the day, so those totals could be considerably higher by tomorrow.
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