REGINA — The two weather radar stations that Environment Canada uses in Saskatchewan are out of service.
The department's website says the radar unit near Radisson is being replaced and isn't expected to begin operating until the end of March.
The Bethune radar station was damaged during a wind storm in October and isn't expected to operate again until the end of the month.
John Paul Cragg with Environment Canada says forecasters are using data from other radars for weather reports, including stations in the U.S., Manitoba and Alberta.
Last February, the federal government announced it would spend $83 million to upgrade Canada's network of weather radars over seven years.
The government has said the new stations will be better able to anticipate severe weather and give earlier warnings of tornadoes and lightning storms. (CJME, The Canadian Press)