Significant Weather Highlights

• Area(s): Northeastern.
• Timing: Afternoon then moving eastward into Saskatchewan in the evening.
• Threats: Nickel size hail and wind gusts to 90 km/h over northeastern regions. Elsewhere, non-severe thunderstorms.
A low pressure system tracking northeast into Alberta will produce thunderstorms. There is a low probability of severe hail and wind gusts over northeastern regions.

• Area(s): East central areas.
• Timing: afternoon and into late evening.
• Threats: Severe thunderstorms with the main hazard being large 4-6 cm hail. General non-severe thunderstorms elsewhere are probable.
Severe thunderstorm activity will focus along and north of a northwest to southeast warm front in central Saskatchewan.

• Area(s): Northwestern areas.
• Timing: evening.
• Threats: Non-severe thunderstorms.
Thunderstorms from Saskatchewan will track into Manitoba this evening.

Weather Overview
An area of low pressure with a northwest to southeast warm front from the low will be the trigger for severe thunderstorms today and this evening. Areas to the north of the front in east-central areas of Saskatchewan have the highest potential for severe thunderstorms with large hail as low level moisture moves north of the front. Areas south of the front have less potential but under the influence of the approaching low pressure area could span some general thunderstorms this evening. In Alberta, the low pressure system could produce large hail and strong gusty winds in northeastern portions of the province.

Supplementary Information
Severe thunderstorms are thunderstorms with one or more of the following conditions:
• Wind gusts of 90km/h or greater
• Hail of 2 centimetres or larger in diameter
• Heavy rainfall, when 50 mm or more of rain is expected within one hour
• Tornado

The legend is defined as:
Probability of Severe Thunderstorms

less than 5% Green

5-30% Yellow

30-60% Orange

greater than 60% Pink

This convective outlook highlights the possibility of severe thunderstorms in the Canadian Prairies and emphasizes the need to monitor upcoming weather forecasts and possible warnings as the event may unfold. This is NOT an official Environment Canada Weather Watch or Warning. This is an experimental initiative that will end at the close of the summer severe weather season. Please restrict distribution to within your organization only. Please address your questions, concerns and feedback to Natalie Hasell, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist. She is available by email at natalie.hasell@canada.ca from 0800 to 1600 CDT Monday to Friday business days.

Roy Head Speaks at 2016 Saskatchewan First Nations Emergency Management Forum

Roy Head Speaks at 2016 Saskatchewan First Nations Emergency Management Forum

Emergency Response and Planning

A summary of the Emergency Response and Planning Coordinator involves:

  • Assessing the emergency response needs of each First Nation
  • Maintaining a review process for Emergency Response Plans and ensuring updates
  • Developing a comprehensive Emergency Response Strategy in consultation with each First Nation based on their specific needs
  • Assisting with training needs and opportunities related to emergency response
  • Ensuring all PAGC First Nations have developed and can implement upon need their respective Community Emergency Response plans and pandemic plans
  • Arranging and/or participating in meetings with Chiefs and Councils, Health
    Directors, FNIHB, AANDC (INAC) and any other interested parties to discuss specific or general emergency response issues when requested

The Emergency Operations Command assists communities who may have to evacuate or temporarily relocate members to shelters. We provide support, services and assist evacuees while they are being sheltered in city shelters, eg. Prince Albert or other cities. These services include transportation, security, mental and health, sports and recreation, including cultural activities, entertainment events, and traditional foods. PAGC also advocates and investigate incidents where evacuees feel or know the treatment received was not fair and justifiable.