Saturday, April 27, 2013

Moose Jaw's Flooding..Record floods in US

Some roads closed due to flooding

According to the Highway Hotline a few roads have been closed across the province due to high water levels and portions of soft ground.
The east lanes of Highway 16 approaching Lashburn, near Lloydminster, were closed Saturday afternoon due to flooding. Barricades have been placed on the road and people are being asked to use an alternate route.
Highway 363 about three kilometres west of Moose Jaw is also closed, while water was reported on Highway 2 south of Moose Jaw as well.
Highway 374 north of Revenue, Sask., is barricaded for about three kilometres because of heavy rutting and soft spots.
Sections of other highways experienced overflow as well, but crews have been able to divert the water. Drivers are being cautioned about a number of areas where speed has been reduced because of soft road surfaces, ruts and loose stones.

 Moose Jaw's climate is transitional between semiarid and humid continental (Köppen BSk and Dfb, respectively) Moose Jaw's winters are long, cold and dry, while its summers are short, but very warm and relatively wet. The coldest month is January, with a mean temperature of -13.7°C, while the warmest is July, with a mean temperature of 19.4°C. The driest month is February, in which an average of 13 mm of precipitation falls, while the wettest month is June, which brings an average of 60 mm. Annual average precipitation is 365 mm.

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