First storm of the winter

Broadway area of Saskatoon during the first heavy snowfall of the winter, November 22, 2014 (Darrell Noakes)

Broadway Bridge and downtown Saskatoon, first heavy snowfall of the winter, November 22, 2014 (Darrell Noakes)

The warnings started on Friday: Heavy snowfall, 10 – 15 cm of snow expected. After Friday’s freezing rain warnings, it would be best to listen to what Environment Canada had to say.

Snow started falling Saturday morning. Throughout the afternoon, periodically glancing at the weather radar consistently showed a large green blob, with Saskatoon dead in the centre. Well, at least it was a green blob, denoting only the lightest snowfall throughout the region. Outside the living room window, large flakes were drifting lazily toward the ground, occasionally whipped into a frenzy by gusts of strong wind.

Broadway area of Saskatoon during the first heavy snowfall of the winter, November 22, 2014 (Darrell Noakes)

Lovely evening for a walk in the snow: Broadway, first heavy snowfall of the winter, November 22, 2014 (Darrell Noakes)

Shovelling the walk wasn’t hard. The snow is light, and not nearly as deep as the warnings forebode. But icy! Mustn’t forget about Friday’s freezing rainfall. Push the shovel one direction, but found yourself going the opposite instead. Watch that first step, especially!

Overall, we got off pretty lightly. In the 24 hours since the storm started, we got barely 5 cm of snowfall.

The temperatures during the storm hovered around freezing, dropping a few degrees by late evening. Deeper cold was settling in by morning. We’re forecast to reach minus-19 degrees Celsius by mid-week. I wonder where I stashed the parka last spring.

Broadway area of Saskatoon during the first heavy snowfall of the winter, November 22, 2014 (Darrell Noakes)

Broadway, first heavy snowfall of the winter, November 22, 2014 (Darrell Noakes)

 

Broadway area of Saskatoon during the first heavy snowfall of the winter, November 22, 2014 (Darrell Noakes)

Coffee and conversation to while away the evening, Broadway Roastery, first heavy snowfall of the winter, November 22, 2014 (Darrell Noakes)

 

View the Gallery: Saskatoon Snowstorm at Night (Darrell Noakes)

 

 

 

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