UPDATE: The area is no longer under a wind warning, although winds for today are forecast at 30 to 50 km/h from the northwest, lightening up overnight wito about 20 km/h Tuesday.
BACKGROUND; Strong to severe westerly winds are spreading across central Saskatchewan this morning. Wind gusts of 80 to 100 km/h will spread east-northeast through the morning hours.
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning in effect for:
R.M. of Battle River including Sweet Grass Res. and Delmas
R.M. of Britannia including Hillmond
R.M. of Buffalo including Wilkie and Phippen
R.M. of Cut Knife including Cut Knife
R.M. of Douglas including Speers Richard and Alticane
R.M. of Eldon including Maidstone and Waseca
R.M. of Frenchman Butte including St. Walburg
R.M. of Glenside north of Biggar
R.M. of Hillsdale including Neilburg and Baldwinton
R.M. of Manitou Lake including Marsden
R.M. of Mayfield including Maymont Denholm and Fielding
R.M. of Medstead including Medstead Belbutte and Birch Lake
R.M. of Meota including Meota and The Battlefords Prov. Park
R.M. of Mervin including Turtleford Mervin and Spruce Lake
R.M. of North Battleford northwest of The Battlefords
R.M. of Parkdale including Glaslyn and Fairholme
R.M. of Paynton including Paynton
R.M. of Round Hill including Rabbit Lake and Whitkow
R.M. of Round Valley including Unity
R.M. of Senlac including Senlac
R.M. of Turtle River including Edam and Vawn
R.M. of Wilton including Lashburn Marshall and Lone Rock
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.
The winds will begin to ease later this morning, then continue to diminish to 20 km/h by Monday night.
Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.