Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Saskatchewan Road Conditions

With already several snow storms affecting southern Saskatchewan in November, today the temperature got up to +3 degrees Celsius. It was a nice break and some of the snow packed roads began to melt but only just enough to prepare the ground for another thick layer. Wind warnings have just been issued for the City of Regina as gust of up to 90km/hr will sweep over the city as another heavy band of precipitation dumps over us once again. It was a weekly event in November and December seems to be bringing much of the same. Please stay safe when walking the icy side walks and use extreme caution on city side roads. Main routes are relatively clear except during snowfall. If planning to risk it and try out the deadly Saskatchewan winter highways, please check with the Highway Hotline first. They have a great interactive map of Saskatchewan highways updated in real time, available for mobile as well as desktop.

Saskatchewan Highway Hotline Links:
http://www.highways.gov.sk.ca/road-conditions/

Map Report of Road Conditions (High Bandwidth)



Photo courtesy of Saskatoon's The Bull Radio Station and the Mark Michaels Show from Highway #2 this afternoon!

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Storm & Wildlife Photographer.
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Kayaking, bird watching, fishing and wildlife photography are my summer hobbies when waiting for storms. See my adventures on YouTube!

I build a daily map of storm risk for the Canadian Prairies to accomplish two things. One, translate the complications of the meteorologists into something simple that the public can understand clearly. Two, become a buffer on social media to either raise the alarm and calm the masses depending on the level of hype.

Storm chasing is limited nowadays to a few photo ops by the lake at Wascana in Regina or up north at Pratt. Generally, I spend more time nowcasting for chasers around Saskatchewan which saves on gas and keeps me safe in my studio/bunker.

Once storm season comes to an end in August, gaming season then begins. Find me on Twitch.com/jaredmysko playing non-violent games like Forza and FIFA.

Thanks for all the likes, shares, comments and encouragement. Stay safe and enjoy the weather!

Jared