Winter returns to the Battlefords

By Roger White
January 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

All good things must eventually come to an end and that holds true this weekend for weather in the Battlefords area.

Over the course of the last few weeks, the Battlefords have enjoyed above average temperatures with even a few days reaching above zero.

Environment Canada is continuing with its snowfall warning it issued on Thursday and according to meteorologist John Paul Cragg, we have a mixed bag of everything over the next few days coming to our region.

“North Battleford really escaped the brunt of last night (Thursday) storm, getting roughly five centimetres, whereas areas like Edmonton and Saskatoon both received 10 cm overnight,” Cragg said. “It seems the snow parcel that was expected went a bit north of the city.”

Cragg added that the Battlefords could receive another five centimetres today, however north of the city in areas like Meadow Lake and Spirit Lake could see another 10 cm and cold temperatures.

“We have below average temperatures moving in this weekend which include wind chills of minus 25 and expect it to continue all the way through until the first week of February,” he added. “There is also a strong possibility that we could once again drop into the extreme warnings by mid-month.”

Anyone travelling this weekend will be glad to know that during this snowfall warning, the winds will be minimal so visibility on the roads will be good.

“Thanks to the cold temperatures the snow is light and fluffy however the winds will be light so there should be no issues with blowing snow or poor driving conditions,” Cragg added.

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