Southwest Saskatchewan under snowfall warning for Saturday

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Heaviest snowfalls expected between Leader and Swift Current

Before noon the snowfall amounts in Swift Current were beginning to accumulate.

Environment Canada is advising that the heaviest snowfalls associated with their current snowfall warning in the Southwest are expected in the Leader and Swift Current regions, with an anticipated 10 to 15 centimetres of snow is possible today and tonight.

Environment Canada advises that five to 10 centimeters of snowfall is expected in other portions of Saskatchewan.

"A low pressure system tracking from Southern Alberta into Montana is giving snow to most of Southern Saskatchewan this weekend. The heaviest amounts are expected to be over the Leader and Swift Current regions where totals of 10 to 15 centimeters are expected by the time the snow tapers off Sunday morning. Elsewhere across Southern Saskatchewan snowfall totals of five to 10 centimeters are likely. In addition, winds will strengthen to northeast 30 or 40 kilometers per hour with higher gusts which could give locally reduced visibilities due to blowing snow," the Environment Canada warning states.

The snowfall warnings are in effect for the Leader - Gull Lake, and Swift Current - Herbert - Cabri - Kyle - Lucky Lake forecast areas, with Environment Canada removing the warning for the Shaunavon - Maple Creek - Val Marie - Cypress Hills regions.

Motorists who have to travel this weekend are reminded to visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure Highway Hotline at http://hotline.gov.sk.ca/map/en.html for the most up-to-date highway travel conditions.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Gull Lake Maple Creek Val Marie Swift Current Lucky Lake

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