UPDATE: 6:00 am December 28, 2022
The blowing snow advisory has ended for the west central region, although roads in the area remain treacherous. Most state travel not recommended at this time.
West Central Online will have more as the day rolls on.
UPDATE: 6:30 pm December 27, 2022
Blowing snow advisory in effect for:
- R.M. of Antelope Park including Loverna and Hoosier
- R.M. of Biggar including Biggar and Springwater
- R.M. of Chesterfield including Eatonia and Mantario
- R.M. of Eye Hill including Macklin Denzil and Evesham
- R.M. of Grandview including Handel and Kelfield
- R.M. of Grass Lake including Salvador and Reward
- R.M. of Heart's Hill including Cactus Lake
- R.M. of Kindersley including Kindersley Brock and Flaxcombe
- R.M. of Mariposa including Tramping Lake and Broadacres
- R.M. of Marriott south of Biggar
- R.M. of Milton including Alsask and Marengo
- R.M. of Monet including Elrose Wartime and Forgan
- R.M. of Mountain View including Herschel and Stranraer
- R.M. of Newcombe including Glidden and Madison
- R.M. of Oakdale including Coleville
- R.M. of Pleasant Valley including McGee and Fiske
- R.M. of Prairiedale including Major and Smiley
- R.M. of Progress including Kerrobert and Luseland
- R.M. of Reford including Landis and Leipzig
- R.M. of Rosemount including Cando and Traynor
- R.M. of Snipe Lake including Eston and Plato
- R.M. of St Andrews including Rosetown and Zealandia
- R.M. of Tramping Lake including Scott and Revenue
- R.M. of Winslow including Dodsland and Plenty
Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is occurring in some locations.
A low pressure system tracking across southern Saskatchewan tonight is bringing heavy snow and strong northeasterly winds. Visibilities are currently reduced in blowing snow. Conditions should improve later this evening as winds diminish.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
Blowing snow advisories are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least 3 hours.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to SKstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.
The Freezing Rain Warning issued for the west central region is causing slippery roads as of early Tuesday afternoon.
Highway 7 from Delisle to Kindersley is reporting travel not recommended at this time due to the freezing rain.
Highway 21 from Glidden to Kerrobert is also reporting TNR, and so is Highway 44 from Eston to Eatonia.
The freezing rain is expected to turn to snow later on today, making the roadways even more treacherous.
So, if you don't have to travel anywhere today, it may be best to stay where you are at and relax, and maybe head out Wednesday.