Tuesday, October 26, 2010

first winter storm

We woke up to the first winter storm of the season.

Weather Warning

Issued at 10:32 AM CST Tuesday 26 October 2010


5 to 10 cm of snow today into tonight with occasional blowing snow.


A powerful storm system over Central Minnesota late this morning continues to intensify, and is bringing the season's first snow to Southern Saskatchewan today into tonight. The snow is accumulating in most areas from Saskatoon and eastward, along with strengthening northwest winds, now gusting into the 60 km/h range. Wynyard has reported 10 cm so far, with many other areas approaching 5 cm. The snow will continue tonight before tapering off early Wednesday. General snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected over eastern regions, with possibly as much as 25 cm over the higher elevations of the moose mountains and duck mountains. Lesser amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected in the weather warning area including Regina. In addition to the snow, strong northwest wind gusts will likely strengthen into the 70 to 80 km/h range, and compound the situation with poor visibilities in heavy snow and local blowing snow. This will be the season's first Major blast of winter weather over Southeast Saskatchewan so residents planning on travel today and tonight should be prepared for treacherous winter travel conditions including on the Yellowhead and transcanada highways especially towards the Manitoba border. Environment Canada continues to closely monitor this situation and will be providing updates through today and Wednesday as the storm develops. Please refer to the public forecast for further details.

There are many unhappy motorists today but there are some very happy shelties.
When they got the zoomies even Bentley joined in although his little legs had to really plow to get through the thick, heavy snow.


CelticCastOn said...

ugggggg no no no!!! I don't want to see that white stuff for a while yet!
Glad someone ones happy though!

Monika said...

Oh wow! I don't need snow yet either. Our winter tires are in the corner of our garage, with all the furniture in front. Your shelties don't have to worry about cold, with that coat! I love the first photo especially.

Lynn said...

Unbelieveable! You have snow and I'm having a heat wave down here!! It was over 90 with our heat index.

Lindsay @ Me Quilting said...

I can't believe how aweful it is out there today! Sophie was not having fun at all!! trying to get her to go outside is like pulling teeth! Looks like your doggies had a great time though!!! Glad someone could enjoy it!

SissySees said...

I wondered how many of my blogging buddies to the north and west were going to have snow! Great photos of happy dogs.

Marguerite said...
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Marguerite said...

That first picture is so pretty I didn't even gasp at the snow until I scrolled down.

Wasn't it just springtime a few weeks ago?