'Back into the deep freeze:' cold, snow blast Regina

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January 9, 2017 - 12:28pm
Environment Canada said Regina would see the heaviest snow Monday morning and the lighter stuff by the afternoon.
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Environment Canada said Regina would see the heaviest snow Monday morning and the lighter stuff by the afternoon.

As if a long stretch of below average temperatures wasn’t enough, Regina got blasted with snow Monday morning.

Environment Canada reported a weather system brought snow to most of southern Saskatchewan, especially around Regina, Moose Jaw and communities in the southeast.

Some areas were expected to see five centimetres, while other areas were due for upwards of 10 centimetres.

“The winds are starting to pick up, not overly strong but enough to give some blowing and drifting snow so in exposed areas (there is) certainly some reduced visibility,” said Terri Lang, an Environment Canada meteorologist.

Lang said Regina would see the heaviest snow Monday morning, with lighter stuff by the afternoon. The system was expected to head east to Manitoba by the end of the day.

Unfortunately, the cold weather isn’t going with it.

“That arctic air is well-entrenched over the prairies,” she said. “It looks like it’s going to stick around for at least the bulk of the week and then towards the weekend, looks like we’ll finally get a

warmer push – or I should say – a milder push.”

Lang said the expected warm-up is relative, so don’t expect any above-zero temperatures anytime soon.

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