January 07, 2020
2019 won’t be remembered in Saskatoon’s history books for its weather. When averaged over the year, the weather was very typical for Saskatoon and surrounding area. While the year may have been fairly unremarkable, there were still some notable weather statistics and events. Learn more.
January 15, 2019
Take a look back at Saskatoon’s top weather statistics and events of 2018 using data from SRC's Climate Reference Station. Some might be obvious – who could forget the thick smoke blanketing our city in August or the beautiful frost (freezing fog or rime frost) that set in on Saskatoon in late November – but some might also surprise you.
November 15, 2017
Old Man Winter has arrived in Saskatchewan and he's brought suitcases full of snow. It's important to be prepared for extreme winter weather events, like blizzards and extreme cold. The more we can anticipate and plan for these events, the more we can reduce their impacts and risks on us.
August 08, 2017
Extreme summer weather can have significant impacts our economy, society and environment. We’re talking about hail, tornadoes, plow winds, no rain, hot temperatures - all of which can lead to flooding, drought, insects, diseases and forest fires. It’s important to prepare for these types of weather events, so we can reduce the impacts and become more adaptable.
July 18, 2017
Every year, Saskatchewan faces the possibility of disaster stemming from natural hazards, such as severe weather, floods, drought and wildfires. In recent years, flooding has been a significant natura...
April 07, 2016
In a recent case study, we examined historic and future climate extremes and variability in the Souris River Watershed that are impacting the energy sector. Find out how the energy sector has responded to extreme climate events and what future adaptation actions the they can implement to capitalize on potential opportunities and to reduce risks in a changing climate.
March 19, 2015
Four seasons. One climate reference station to record them all. Find out how Saskatoon fared in the rain, snow, wind, sun and frost in 2014.
November 26, 2014
Saskatchewan, despite its long winters (or what feels like winters that won’t end) is the sunniest province in Canada. The ability to measure and quantify that fact is important for industries in which weather plays a factor in planning and revenue. At our Climate Reference Stations, we use a sunshine duration sensor to help document Saskatchewan’s brightest attribute.