Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:28

Be very cautious on Saskatchewan highways Dec. 29

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Roads in southwest Saskatchewan are nasty today (Dec. 29) as winter driving conditions exist. The problem revolves around the fact, roads are full of snow yet wet from melting but the temperature is now dropping and will cause them to freeze. There is also freezing rain and wind warnings in effect.

Be very cautious. Check out the Saskatchewan Department of Highways link here: http://roadinfo.telenium.ca/shwyw.html


Also check the latest in Environment Canada warnings:


Wind Warnings

Swift Current - Herbert - Cabri - Kyle - Lucky Lake - Shaunavon - Maple Creek - Eastend - Leader - Cypress Hills - Val Marie
9:38 AM CST Thursday 29 December 2011
Wind warning for
Swift Current - Herbert - Cabri - Kyle - Lucky Lake issued

Northwest winds of 70 gusting to 90 km/h this afternoon and early this evening.

A disturbance tracking across Southwestern Saskatchewan will bring a mixed bag of precipitation along with intense winds to portions of Southern Saskatchewan today. As this system slides southeastward snow over southeastern and south central portions of the province will gradually change over to rain or freezing rain as milder air enters the area. By evening the system will be in North Dakota and cooler air behind the disturbance will change the precipitation back to light snow. In its wake strong northwest winds of 70 gusting to 90 km/h will develop over the southwestern corner of the province. These winds will gradually subside during the evening hours.


Freezing Rain Warnings

Swift Current - Herbert - Cabri - Kyle - Lucky Lake
9:38 AM CST Thursday 29 December 2011
Freezing rain warning for
Swift Current - Herbert - Cabri - Kyle - Lucky Lake continued

Freezing rain expected today.

A disturbance tracking across Southwestern Saskatchewan will bring a mixed bag of precipitation along with intense winds to portions of Southern Saskatchewan today. As this system slides southeastward snow over southeastern and south central portions of the province will gradually change over to rain or freezing rain as milder air enters the area. By evening the system will be in North Dakota and cooler air behind the disturbance will change the precipitation back to light snow. In its wake strong northwest winds of 70 gusting to 90 km/h will develop over the southwestern corner of the province. These winds will gradually subside during the evening hours.




Warnings

Medicine Hat - Bow Island - Suffield
11:23 AM MST Thursday 29 December 2011
Wind warning for
Medicine Hat - Bow Island - Suffield issued

Wind gusts over 90 km/h for Southeastern Alberta.

The winds will gust to over 90 km/h in the Medicine Hat and Cypress Hills areas for the next few hours. Winds are expected to diminish late this afternoon.


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