September snowfall deficit in Saskatoon, surplus in the north

Posted on: December 29th, 2018 by
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A wintry start to the final week of September is expected in northern Saskatchewan with rain changing to snow Sunday night into Monday morning as cold arctic air is ushered into the region.  Communities like Stony Rapids, Fond du Lac, Uranium City and even as far south as Southend may wake up to a fresh blanket snow Monday morning.

Many northern communities have already received snow multiple times this month.

In the meantime, a September snow deficit is being felt farther south.

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Saskatoon normally receives 1.2 centimetres of snow throughout September and so far this year none has fallen and there is none in the forecast for the rest of the month.

Instead, the first month of meteorological fall has started off on a warm note with above average temperatures.

And where the city is lacking in snow it is making up for in rain with nearly double the normal amount already received.

On average, September sees around 34 millimetres of rain over the 30 day stretch and already 50 millimetres has fallen in the first 24 days .

But before summer lovers get too excited, longer range forecast models are projecting a cool down to kick in late next week.

Signs of snow are also showing up on models as early as Friday, October 2, 2015.

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