Winter settling into Saskatchewan with a bang this weekend

(Last Updated On: November 4, 2020)

Nipawin, SK – It’s time to say goodbye to our fall-like temperatures as artic air moves into the province on Friday and meets up with a low-pressure system moving north from the US.

With a potential for blizzard conditions beginning Saturday, increasing Sunday, then tapering off Sunday overnight to light flurries early Monday, travel across the prairies may be severely impacted.

The worst of the system is anticipated to be in the southern and central parts of the province, however freezing rain, high winds and snowfall accumulations of about 30 cm are projected for Nipawin and the North East Saskatchewan region.

The system will start with a risk of freezing rain and fog patches Wednesday overnight and into Thursday morning. Thursday temperatures are projected to reach +10 with winds of 20km/h that will lighten off by mid day. Friday will be a mix of sun & cloud with no precipitation forecast until the snow is anticipated to move in Saturday morning.

As the system moves through the region, temperatures will remain in the single digit range, however temperature drops are forecast next week with some over night temperatures of -10 to -16.

Saturday forecasters project 5-10 cm of snow with northeast winds of 23 km/h gusting to 35 km/h.

Sunday will see the worst conditions with about 20 cm snow and north winds of 33 km/h gusting to 50 km/h creating wind chills of about -14.

On Monday, snow will be reduced to light flurries, with only about 1 cm of snow expected, however strong north winds are anticipated to continue at 32 km/h gusting to 48 km/h, maintaining double digit wind chills, which will lighten off by Tuesday.

Wed, 4 Nov
Mainly cloudy. 40% chance of rain showers overnight with risk of freezing rain. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low -2. Wind chill -7 overnight.
Thu, 5 NovMainly cloudy. 40% chance of rain showers early in the morning with risk of freezing rain. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind east 20 km/h becoming light near noon. High 10. UV index 1 or low.
NightCloudy periods. Low -2.
Fri, 6 NovA mix of sun and cloud. High +2.
NightCloudy. Low -4.
Sat, 7 NovSnow. High zero.
NightSnow. Low -4.
Sun, 8 NovPeriods of snow. High -3.
NightPeriods of snow. Low -10.
Mon, 9 NovA mix of sun and cloud. High -6.
NightClear. Low -12.
Tue, 10 NovA mix of sun and cloud. High -4.
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Post Author: Joanne Francis

Joanne Francis is the Editor and Journalist for Nipawin News