April showers bring April snow?
That’s what Environment Canada is calling for after issuing a special weather statement Monday calling for freezing rain or snow.
The forecast for Regina on Monday called for up to 10 centimetres of snow starting overnight, but by early morning the snow had not arrived. The updated weather forecast from Environment Canada said the region could still get up to five centimetres or two inches starting in the morning.
According to the weather agency, a slow-moving low-pressure trough will make its way through west-central Saskatchewan. The wind was supposed to die down, but it is sticking around.
“Some of that snow will melt as it falls, so it’ll take a while before it starts to accumulate and it’s going to be pretty wet,” said John Paul Cragg, meteorologist with Environment Canada.
“There could be a bit of a freeze up with any of that slushy mess that is out there, making things slippery on roadways and on sidewalks.”
Environment Canada expects the snow to taper off by Tuesday evening.
Regina golf course pushes back opening date a 2nd time
This time last year, the course at the Royal Regina Golf Club was green, but nowadays it’s looking pretty white.
“On April 6 we opened the golf course last year; it was a beautiful Friday that we opened up. Unfortunately, this year, it’s looking more like May 3,” explained general manager Kyle Mulligan.
Before the snow was in the forecast, he added the club had originally hoped to open its golf course this upcoming weekend.
Having opened the club’s dining room and lounge a couple weeks ago, Mulligan said many members are daydreaming of getting back on the course.
“People want to get out, they want to be outside. They’ve got cabin fever over the last little while and being outside has a lot of value for people,” he said.
Despite opening later than usual, Mulligan said the snow’s moisture will be good for the greens.
“In the long run, it’ll be good for us, but it’s frustrating we’re not on the golf course.”