- Mother Nature threw a curveball last week when she dumped a large amount of snow on Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
- A Colorado low will bring heavy snow, freezing rain, and strong winds to southeastern Saskatchewan, according to Environment Canada.
Last week, Mother Nature threw a curveball by dumping a significant amount of snow on regions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Residents dug themselves out of mountains of snow with shovels and snowplows, roads were impassable, and some areas lost power due to the storm.
And according to Environment Canada, more of the same is expected this weekend in some locations.
According to Environment Canada, a Colorado low will deliver heavy snow, freezing rain, and strong winds to southeastern Saskatchewan areas. Last week’s weather wreaked havoc on the province’s southeastern part.
On Saturday, 25 to 50 cm accumulations are expected, combined with northerly winds with gusts up to 80 km/h.
“Over the next 48 to 72 hours, really, really messy situations are expected in much of the province’s southeast,” said Brian Proctor, an Environment Canada meteorologist.
“It’ll be an intriguing weather scenario, and the impact might be significant to many regions,” says the forecaster.
According to the prediction, residents in urban and rural areas are bracing for the worst barely over a week after receiving a significant snowfall.
It also implies that farmers in the affected areas will have to postpone seeding operations once more.
“I believe there will most likely be some delays.” “I believe we started seeding around the 27th or 28th of April last year, so definitely going to be later than the previous year,” said Ian Boxall, president of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Producers Association.
Because of the snow, growers in areas of the Prairies have been unable to seed, according to Boxall, who farms in northeast Saskatchewan’s Melfort area.
While farmers in certain places would be forced to halt activities owing to the impending storm, he highlighted that some are looking forward to the extra rain.
“After last year’s drought, I believe most producers are grateful for any moisture.” “However, now is the time for the weather to shift and warm up so we can get out there and get to work,” Boxall added.
He added that despite the bad weather, it doesn’t appear that growers are panicking just yet.
“We’ve got a couple of weeks before panic sets in,” Boxall said. “I believe there is still time for us to get organized and get our crop in the ground by June,” says the farmer.
Source: Global News