Southeast Saskatchewan certainly didn't dodge the bullet that was the Friday-to-Saturday blizzard, but it wasn't hit by the storm's full force either.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Eric Dykes said the storm hit the United States harder than it hit Canada.
"Would you believe that this storm never actually crossed into Canada? It actually stayed stateside the whole time," he said. "It crossed from the Pacific Ocean through Washington State, and crossed through Northern Idaho, Montana, and stayed into the Dakotas as well, as it passed by southeastern Saskatchewan. And so it was the northern flank of the system itself, and not the low centre itself, that caused all this poor weather."
Southeastern Saskatchewan certainly received a lot of snow and strong winds - but things were not quite as severe as they were a short distance south.
Dykes said it's hard to measure how much snow fell, because of how windy it was. But he found a report from Maryfield (east of Kenosee towards the Manitoba border) citing around 35 centimetres. He added that the monitoring station at the Estevan Airport was clocking winds gusting to 80 and 85 kilometres per hour during the blizzard, which started Friday evening and lasted until midday Saturday.
"When I look at reports [in the United States], they did get quite a bit more snow. Perhaps upwards of 50 centimetres," he said.
More snow is on its way this week.
Dykes said as of Monday morning, the system appears to be tracking further south than the one that hit the area over the weekend. He said about two to six centimetres will fall from Wednesday night into Thursday.
He added that, although it's early, the following five days appear to be void of any severe weather, but will be colder than normal.