Heavy snowfall totals of 15 to 20 centimeters possible in Southwest

A large portion of Saskatchewan is currently under a Snowfall Warning, with Environment Canada calling for up to 15 to 20 centimetres of snow Sunday and Monday.

In the Southwest, the warning is in place for the Swift Current – Herbert – Cabri – Kyle – Lucky Lake, plus the Shaunavon – Maple Creek – Val Marie – Cypress Hills forecast regions.

Environment Canada explains that a Colorado Low will spread several waves of heavy snow over portions of southern Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan starting later today. Snowfall total of 10 to 20 centimetres are expected, however localized regions could see accumulation totals as high as 20 to 25 centimetres.

The major winter storm which will impact Saskatchewan is part of a large storm system which will also impact Manitoba, Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota.