Old Man Winter rears ugly head to start November

From battlefordsNOW
November 5, 2018 - 12:30pm

Snow hit the Battlefords and surrounding area Monday morning, leaving roads slick and visibility low for morning commutes. 

A weather system tracking through central Saskatchewan brought rain, cold air and snow.

While the Battlefords received its share of snow, Meadow Lake was under a snowfall warning because of its position on the wrong side of a low-pressure system, according to Environment Canada’s Terri Lang.

“That’s when you get most of the snow,” she said. “This low-pressure system is tracking right over Lloydminster, over North Battleford and Highway 16. This area more to the north, they usually get most of the snow. Areas to the south, not so much.”

No more precipitation is forecasted this week. 

Average highs for this time of year rest around 2C, with lows near -8C. Though the cooler temperatures seem to have come out of nowhere, Lang says expect lower temperatures as the week continues. This will be coupled with wind-chills dragging temperatures down to the -15C mark. 

“Get out the winter jacket, put the mitts and toques on the kids and get ready for the winter driving conditions,” she said. “Today, it’s quite a mess across the province. It’s really exacerbated this morning because it rained, and then the temperatures fell, and then it snowed, and then we also had drifting and blowing snow.”

Lang urged residents to be vigilant in checking highway conditions before heading out.

 

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