Environment Canada is issuing a special weather statement for what could be Saskatchewan's first major snowfall of the season.
It applies to the areas of Saskatoon, Kindersley, Rosetown, North Battleford, Melfort, Tisdale, and Prince Albert.
"Basically it looks like quite a snowy day likely on Sunday, particularly in areas north and west of Saskatoon" said Environment Canada meteorologist Mark Melsness.
Even in Saskatchewan many of us don't particularly like snow, especially after that first sprinkling of the fall when we aren’t quite ready to accept the reality of another winter.
People across Regina groaned Monday morning as they looked out their windows and saw the first snow of the season.
In the city's downtown most weren't surprised to see snow fall on Oct. 21, but many were disappointed.
Saskatoon received its first touch of winter weather with flurries hitting the city over the weekend.
"That's the first flurries of the season for Saskatoon although I don't think you got much in the way of accumulation," said Environment Canada's Rob Paola.
Paola explained that this weather is par for the course for October with 2012's first winter flurries hitting the city on October 10th.
"It's almost two weeks earlier than this year. So we are actually not doing too bad compared to last year," he said.
Environment Canada has predicted a wet game day for Rider fans looking for a hometown win against the B.C. Lions.
A low pressure system moving in from North Alberta is bringing with it some precipitation and cold winds.
“It’s already spreading precipitation across mostly the southeastern section of Saskatchewan,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Mark Gerlynd in a phone interview early Saturday morning. “Right now, that precipitation is in liquid form, and the area around Regina will experience light showers particularly through the night.”
It may have been brief and hard to spot but snow has undoubtedly fallen over Regina and other areas of southern and central Saskatchewan.
Flurries dropped from a cloudy sky on some unexpecting people downtown late in the morning Thursday. One man who came out of the Cornwall Centre was clearly surprised.
“Oh my god! It’s snowing out,” he shouted.
Snow was also reported near Dakota Dunes, just outside Saskatoon, in and around Swift Current, and the area south of Moose Jaw near Old Wives Lake. Ice pellets also fell in the morning near Dundurn.
One Regina man has discovered it can be quicker to just build a new house rather than wait for the wreckage caused by ice dams to be fixed.
An unexpectedly high number of homes and businesses in and around Regina were damaged by ice dams that formed last winter, the result of a large amount of heavy, wet snow. Marc Bratkoski and his family were among those left dealing with the damage; they kept living with it month after month.
“We were living in a house that was unsafe. The electrical boxes were open. There was a hole in the floor I had to cover,” Bratkoski said.
Get out your rain gauges and computers Saskatchewan. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is looking for volunteers to help track the province's weather.
CoCoRAHS is a non-profit international weather watchers group where volunteers use backyard rain gauges to measure precipitation.
Volunteers then upload their data to the CoCoRAHS website for everyone to use.
“Anyone can do it. You don’t need to be a meteorologist,” Saskatchewan provincial coordinator Spencer Smit said.
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning and special weather statement as a storm system moves into Saskatchewan over the next day.
The weather service is getting word out ahead of the conditions actually developing; the rain and wind aren't expected to arrive in Saskatchewan until Friday.
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