Ice Pellets in The Forecast for the North East, Snowfall Warning for Far North - Notice Has Ended

(Last Updated On: January 16, 2018)


A warming trend sweeping through Northeast Saskatchewan has the potential to produce ice pellets early Saturday evening. While Environment Canada’s forecast only calls for a chance of light snow flurries through the day and up until about 8 pm, The Weather Network is forecasting those flurries to turn to ice pellets sometime between 5 and 7 pm. 

Sunday will be the warmest day but signifies the end of the warming trend with temperatures predicted to be as warm as -3 with a drop back to the double digits with a forecasted low of -15.

Tuesday is anticipated to bring periods of snow with as much as 15 cm and temperatures dropping into the -20’s by Wednesday with a low of -31 Wednesday evening.

Environment Canada Forecast- Issued: 5:00 AM CST Saturday 6 January 2018

Saturday, January 6th, 2018: Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light early this morning. High minus 5.

Saturday night: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Clearing before morning. Wind west 20 km/h. Low minus 8.

Sunday, January 7th, 2018:  Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness late in the morning. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. High minus 3.

Sunday night: Clear. Low minus 15.

Monday, January 8th, 2018: Sunny. High minus 8.

Monday night: Cloudy. Low minus 12.

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018: Periods of snow. High minus 9.

Tuesday night: Snow. Low minus 18.

Ice Pellets – Also known as sleet, are small clear or translucent frozen balls of rain or melted snowflakes. Ice pellets can often be accompanied by freezing rain, creating an extreme hazard on roads.

Environment Canada Snowfall warning for Northern Saskatchewan
Environment Canada Snowfall warning for Northern Saskatchewan


Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Uranium City – Camsell Portage
  • Fond-du-Lac
  • Stony Rapids and Black Lake
  • Wollaston Lake – Collins Bay

Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

A low pressure system moving though the Great Slave area today, will track into northern Saskatchewan this afternoon, bringing 10 to 15 centimetres overnight tonight. The snow should taper off by Sunday afternoon with a further 2 to 4 centimetres of snow expected.

Snowfall warnings are issued when 10 centimetres of snow is expected to fall within 12 hours or less.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow.

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.