Monday, January 17, 2022, at 21:00 – A cliff moving across the prairies will bring snowfall and strong winds to large parts of the region, potentially leading to a snowstorm until Tuesday.
The prairies will experience a cold week, filled with periods of snow and windy winds as it progresses. A mower will bring blowing snow and howling winds of 70-90 + km / h over the region through Tuesday, which will drop 5-20 cm of snow in parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Low visibility due to snow drifts will make travel treacherous across the two provinces, with icy roads in Alberta also affecting commuting. A province-by-province breakdown of the impending winter storm below.
ALBERTA: SNOW, LARGE TEMPERATURE FALCON CAN BRING FLASH FREEZER
Freezing rain and snow met the start of Monday’s commute across central Alberta as the rock system collapsed across the province.
The snow will continue in areas in the south all Tuesday morning before it subsides. It is expected approx. less than 5 cm.
That wave of cold air will cause a sharp drop in temperature through Monday overnight, which will lead to a lightning freeze of standing water on the roads. Be extremely careful when traveling.
SASKATCHEWAN: POTENTIAL BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MONDAY NIGHT TO TUESDAY
The mower continues to find its way east into Saskatchewan. The combination of strong winds and snow can lead to a period of blizzard, which is likely Monday night to early Tuesday morning.
Winds will be 70-90 + km / h and will be accompanied by snowfall around the cities of Saskatoon and Regina. The low visibility will affect travel along Highway 11 and the Trans-Canada Highway.
A winter storm surge is in effect for most of southern Saskatchewan ahead of snowfall and wind, with a likely upgrade to a winter storm warning during the night overnight on Monday.
Central areas of the province can expect 5-10 cm of snow, while areas in the south will see less than 5 cm. A general swarm of 5-10 cm of snow will fall over central Saskatchewan, with higher totals closer to the Manitoba border.
MANITOBA: TUESDAY STARTS WITH SNOW SPRAYING
Snow will reach Manitoba Monday night. Snowfall warnings are in effect for large parts of southern Manitoba ahead of the potential for 10-20 inches of snow until Tuesday morning. The area with the largest snowfall accumulations will cover the Dauphin, Winnipeg and Manitoba lakes.
Dangerous travel is likely across the province during the day on Tuesday. Wind gusts will also accompany snowfall to Manitoba, leading to periods of low visibility during snow drifts.
IN ADDITION TO THE MOWER: COOLING TEMPERATURES COVER THE PRIERS
A blast of cold Arctic air moves through the middle of the week, with clear skies and glorious sunshine on Wednesday. The highs in the daytime will only reach the -20s in Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg, with lows Thursday morning reaching the bottom in the -30s. Gusts of wind will make the air feel even colder.
Temperatures will decline in Alberta and Saskatchewan at the end of the week, with the coldest temperatures remaining in Manitoba over the weekend and early next week. Impressive contrast in the temperatures west to east. A mower will move at the end of this week, but no major storms in sight of the current system at short range
Get back for the latest updates on conditions across the prairies.
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