Blizzard alerts in effect for multiple Saskatchewan areas | The Canadian News

Strong winds, fresh snow and the possibility of icy rain are on the agenda for parts of Saskatchewan on Monday.

Environment Canada has issued blizzard warnings for much of Saskatchewan, affecting communities in the southern, central, western, and eastern regions of the province.

According to meteorologists, an Alberta clipper will bring in wind gusts of up to 90 km / h on Monday. Conditions will also provide poor visibility in snow and blowing snow.

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Environment Canada says blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibility of 400 meters or less is expected for at least four hours.

“The falling snow and strong winds will combine to create blizzard conditions with sometimes near zero visibility,” Environment Canada said Monday.

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The weather is expected to improve overnight Monday as wind speeds drop, but experts say that as the system tracks to Manitoba, temperatures will drop to near or below normal values ​​in Saskatchewan by Monday night.

“Travel is expected to be dangerous due to reduced visibility. “Visibility will suddenly be reduced to almost zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow,” Environment Canada added. “Prepare for rapidly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.”

Snowstorm advice has also been announced for central and eastern areas of the province, including Saskatoon, Outlook, Humboldt, Yorkton and Melville.

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Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate by Monday afternoon as wind speeds increase and the chances of icy rain increase.

According to Environment Canada, blowing snow advice is issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility up to 800 meters or less for at least three hours.

Snowfall warnings are also in place for Prince Albert, Melfort, Meadow Lake, Hudson Bay and the surrounding areas.

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