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.
PIERRE, S.D. - Breaking nearly century-old early autumn snowfall records, a storm system smothered South Dakota's scenic Black Hills in South Dakota with up to three and a half feet of wet, heavy snow, leaving residents the challenge of digging out.
The snow at the City of Regina’s dump site has yet to melt away, but members of the Public Works Committee have already begun planning for this winter’s wrath.
A report from manager of winter operations Chris Warren was filed at a meeting Thursday evening highlighting some of the successes and failures of last year, and giving insight to possible policy changes in the future.
Your heavy coat likely hasn’t been hanging in the closet that long since you last wore it, but it might be time to get it out once again.
Environment Canada’s John Paul Cragg said the next three nights will be chilly in the Regina area, slipping below the freezing mark.
“This is the time of year we regularly see temperatures dip into the minus area in the overnight period,” he said.
Temperatures of -3C for Thursday night, -5C for Friday night and -1C on Saturday night are forecast.
The city is already nearly a million dollars over its annual snow removal budget before a snowflake even falls.
Ploughs may not be out for weeks yet but the winter road maintenance budget is more than $900,000 over it's annual $6.34 million cap. It's the result of an exceptionally-high amount of snow that fell last winter, according to mayor Michael Fougere.
"We had a ton of snow, so it was our worst winter ever," he explained Tuesday.
The temperature is cooling, the leaves are falling and summer is slowly making the transition into fall.
Just a short time ago the weather was a blistering 30 degrees and we were trying our best to stay cool. But as usual, those in Regina are describing the summer season very simplistically.
“Short, but good,” said Betty Galger on her walk around Wascana Lake.
“Felt it was the same as most years, but always I feel it’s too short,” Norman O’Neil said.