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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Blizzard!

Environment Canada has just confirmed the first blizzard of the the season for southern Alberta today. A major snow storm system is crossing the prairies bringing heavy snow, high winds and cold temperatures from north west Alberta, it is forecast to cross into southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan tonight. Monday and Tuesday the heavy snow will affect southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba. Fog and freezing rain ahead of the storm front has made highway travel extremely dangerous and this situation will only get worse with 10 to 20cm of snow (possibly above 30cm in some areas) with above 60km/hr winds and temperatures near -20C (windchills will be below -30C).

Currently the Trans Canada Highway is closed between Mortlach and Chaplin, Saskatchewan.
Check the Highways Hotline before any travel of just STAY OFF THE HIGHWAYS:
http://www.highways.gov.sk.ca/road-conditions

Near Maymont yesterday due to thick fog a 20 car crash injured 40 people and sent 13 to hospital.
CTV Saskatoon

Stay updated by checking warnings and watches from Environment Canada

I will continue to post photos and video as things progress here in Regina and remember to follow our twitter feed of storm chasers, spotters and weather sources.

Here is a couple little video clips of the fog in Regina yesterday morning from our sky cam:

Current Skycam View as of 1pm:

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