After what felt like one the mildest closes to winter in recent memory, mother nature fired up the snow for what will hopefully be the year's last hurrah of cold.
The snowstorm that blew through southwest Saskatchewan stretched over a majority of the province, with Swift Current and the area seeing far from the worst of it.
Eric Dykes, a meteorologist for Environment and Climate Change Canada, observed what happened during the snowfall event while it happened. He has insights into where it came from and the totals that fell in the area.
"A low-pressure system came off the Pacific late last week and skirted right across and just south of the 49 parallel through the weekend," said Dykes. "The lowest center itself never did cross into Canada, but the northern flank of it was what, of course, affected southern portions of Saskatchewan over the weekend with the snow, the blowing snow, and in some cases, the Blizzard conditions that we saw."
Dykes revealed that Swift Current got off rather light compared to close neighbours. The city only got a light dose of snow at 10 - 15 centimetres. Unlike Cypress Hills, which measured 20-25 centimetres of snow in areas, Swift Current got off rather lucky.
Over in the southeast part of the province, it was even worse. Folks out east were delivered 30 centimetres of snow in the worst areas, shutting down roads and causing delays.
While there is some more snow in the forecast for the week ahead, it isn't going to be nearly as much as this last round. Dykes says that spring weather may begin next month.
"It looks like it's actually going to stay cool for the southwest right through the end of the month," said Dykes. "So spring, hopefully, will come soon thereafter is the best answer I can give. Perhaps in April, but it looks like it's going to be a cool end to the month here."