A winter storm watch has been issued for Lloydminster and area starting Monday. These types of warnings are issued when multiple winter hazards are expected to occur together.
Our area can expect to see snow, freezing
rain, strong winds, blowing snow and a rapid
drop in temperatures.
Patchy, freezing rain is expected to reach the Lloydminster area by Monday afternoon. Expect icy conditions along area highways including Highways 16 and 17.
Freezing rain will change to snow in most areas
by the evening.
The heaviest snowfall is expected west of Edmonton, but as the snow tapers off, strong northwest winds will develop. Wind gusts up to 70 km/h will cause poor visibility and blowing snow in the afternoon and evening. These winds will taper off overnight.
Temperatures will drop rapidly with those
northwest winds. A temperature drops of 10 to 15 degrees Celsius may be possible in a short amount of time. Wet surfaces from the earlier precipitation may re-freeze causing more icy conditions quickly.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to
reduced visibility in some locations. Surfaces
such as highways, roads, walkways and parking
lots may become icy and slippery.
Public Safety Canada encourages everyone who needs to travel to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca.