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(Last Updated On: January 8, 2018)

Update; Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

The Environment Canada forecast for Nipawin, as of  5:00 AM CST Wednesday 25 October 2017

Today: Mainly cloudy. Wet snow beginning early this morning. Wet snow mixed with rain this afternoon. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Temperature steady near plus 2.
Tonight:  Wet snow ending near midnight then clearing. Amount 5 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 60. Low minus 4.

Environment Canada weather forecast is calling for rain beginning the morning of Wed, 25 Oct, turning to snow later in the day. About 5 mm of rain is anticipated overnight on Wednesday Nipawin area resident could see about 5 cm of snow, ending near midnight then clearing, and northeast winds of 30 km/h gusting to 60. Temperatures are expected to drop to a low of minus 4 on Wednesday night.

Special weather statements have been issued for most parts of Saskatchewan.

Alerts for: Melfort – Tisdale – Nipawin – Carrot River  – 3:29 PM CST Tuesday 24 October 2017

A weak low pressure system moving through northern Saskatchewan today brought a mix of rain and snow to the northern parts of the province… and above normal temperatures to the remainder. This system will move out of the area tonight.

A second and stronger low pressure system now over the Pacific will move through Saskatchewan Wednesday. This weather system is expected to bring 5 to 10 cm of snow to the southern Parklands as well as rain to parts of the northern grainbelt Wednesday. It will also return above normal temperatures to the southern half of the province Wednesday.

However, a cold front associated with this low will begin to sweep in from Alberta late Wednesday. Cold northwest winds in the wake of this front will push across southern Saskatchewan Wednesday night. Generally wind gusts of 70 to 80 km/h is expected some regions may see gusts to 90 km/h. These gusty north wind will bring widespread blustery conditions Wednesday night with light snow and local blowing snow. Areas around the Cypress hills are the most likely to see significant snow accumulations and strong winds.

Below normal temperatures will persist into Thursday.

Special weather statement in effect for:

R.M. of Arborfield including Arborfield and Zenon Park
R.M. of Barrier Valley including Archerwill and McKague
R.M. of Bjorkdale including Greenwater Lake Prov. Park
R.M. of Connaught including Ridgedale and New Osgoode
R.M. of Flett’s Springs including Beatty Ethelton and Pathlow
R.M. of Invergordon including Yellow Creek and Tarnopol
R.M. of Kinistino including Kinistino and James Smith Res.
R.M. of Lake Lenore including St. Brieux
R.M. of Moose Range including Carrot River and Tobin Lake
R.M. of Nipawin including Nipawin Aylsham and Pontrilas
R.M. of Pleasantdale including Naicam and Pleasantdale
R.M. of Star City including Melfort and Star City
R.M. of Three Lakes including Middle Lake and St Benedict
R.M. of Tisdale including Tisdale Eldersley and Sylvania
R.M. of Torch River including Choiceland and White Fox
R.M. of Willow Creek including Gronlid and Fairy Glen
Rain, snow and strong winds Wednesday and Wednesday night.


Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #SKStorm.

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Joanne Francis is the Editor and Journalist for Nipawin News and a member of The Canadian Association of Journalists.

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Joanne Francis is the Editor and Journalist for Nipawin News and a member of The Canadian Association of Journalists.