Environment Canada is without its two major weather radars in Saskatchewan for the time being.
The Bethune as well as the Radisson radar are down and receiving repairs and upgrades.
However Environment Canada’s John Paul Cragg said radars in the surrounding area are aiding them for now.
“There’s two radars in Alberta that cover portions of Saskatchewan there is also a radar in Manitoba that covers parts of the province, there’s also two radars in the U.S that cover a portion of Saskatchewan, it doesn’t cover all the holes though of course and we don’t have quite as good of coverage as when our two Saskatchewan radars are up and running,” Cragg said.
The Bethune radar was damaged during heavy winds last October, while the radar near Radisson is simply being replaced and upgraded to a new national standard.
Cragg expects the Bethune radar to come back online in late January and the one near Radisson to be up and running in March.