Snow expected for La Ronge and other northern communities

By Derek Cornet
September 10, 2018 - 4:12pm

Parts of northern Saskatchewan, including La Ronge, could experience snowfall as early as Wednesday, and areas around the northeast will see precipitation and frost in the forecast as well.

That’s according to Environment Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang, who said Buffalo Narrows, Collins Bay, Cree Lake, Key Lake and Southend residents should be ready for the possibility of snow Wednesday or Thursday. She said because the ground is still warm and the snow will be rather wet, it’s hard to determine how much snow, if any, will accumulate.

“All of those folks in there should expect some kind of snowfall activity,” Lang said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if La Ronge saw a few flakes. They’re kind of on the edge of it all, but it’s mostly north of there that will see the snow.”

While northern Saskatchewan will experience some snowfall, Lang noted 10-20 millimeters of rain is expected for central parts of the province including Meadow Lake, Nipawin and Prince Albert. The cold temperatures are due to a weather system moving through Alberta, she added, which has already sparked special weather statements for snow.

Later in the week, Lang said it’s likely frost will occur throughout most of Saskatchewan on Friday and Saturday mornings. She also noted she isn’t surprised snow is already in the forecast as it’s starting to get colder and the nights are longer.

“It was a beautiful summer,” Lang said. “We saw some record-breaking temperatures and it’s like someone flipped the switch and we’re into fall already.”

 

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