An intensifying low pressure system is forecast to track northeastward out of Wyoming today, across the southeast corner of Saskatchewan tonight, then into Central Manitoba on Saturday. Precipitation is already spreading northward across Southern Saskatchewan today, mostly in the form of rain and even with some thunderstorm activity in the southeast. In the southwest, snow has moved into the Shaunavon region where it will continue much of the day along with strengthening north winds and some reduced visibilities later today due to blowing snow. The rain is expected to either be mixed with, or change over to snow in the Assiniboia, Moose Jaw, Humboldt and Wynyard areas during the day today, while northeastern grainbelt regions will continue as rain at least for today. The snow will move out of the southwest tonight, but in areas farther northeast the area of snow is expected to intensify and gradually shift eastward by Saturday morning into the east-central grainbelt. On Saturday the area of snow will move out of the province late in the day. The snow tonight and Saturday will be accompanied by strong north or northwest winds of 40 to 60 km/h with higher gusts. This will result in widespread blowing snow and near zero visibilities in many areas. Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm are likely in the hardest hit areas. Current indications point to this area being north of Regina and Yorkton, and generally east of highway 2. As this system moves into the province today, and it becomes evident where the rain snow boundary sets up, the regions which have warnings could shift somewhat.
It’s actually okay as I am not feeling that great tomorrow. If the lake doesn’t get any snow, we may head up tomorrow but even if there isn’t, it’s no big deal. Last Easter we had summer like weather but this year it is freezing. Life in Saskatchewan I guess.
Since we are sticking around Saskatoon for the weekend, we ran some errands, got some groceries and checked out Zellers liquidation sale. It’s amazing that at 20%-40% off, it is still much more expensive than what Walmart is. I for one am glad that they got sold off to Target, even if the Conservative Party isn’t. We did get some nice cushions for the cabin though and I got some cute Olympic gear for the boys.
We did run to Walmart for a quick trip and for some groceries but we did pick up a couple of cheap upright floor lamps. Jordon wanted them for some poorly lit rooms at The Lighthouse. I am told that in the 1970s, there was some renovations made to the Capri Hotel and the rooms had a funky valance installed in the roof which looks really cool but it doesn’t allow a lot of light to disperse. I haven’t been in the rooms at night but Jordon has said that it is impossible to even read on the one side of the room, hence the need for lamps.
While Mark is at the age where he can read my blog, we picked up a couple of gifts for the boys. We got Oliver a child’s tennis racquet. He has been obsessed with Jordon’s new racquet and this way when we go to play some tennis, he can hit the ball around without wrecking our racquets. We also got him a red Power Ranger. While all of us hate the Power Rangers, he loves them. While we were out this weekend, Jordon bought some Vibram Fivefinger shoes.