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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Central Manitoba is under a freezing rain warning as more snow is expected

Key takeaways:

  • A freezing rain warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Monday evening and tonight.
  • According to Environment Canada, highways, roads, sidewalks, and parking, lots may turn slick and dangerous.

For sections of western Manitoba, including Brandon and Riding Mountain National Park, the National Weather Service has declared a freezing rain warning for Monday evening and tonight.

“Another large low-pressure system is expected to approach the province tonight, this time travelling further north,” said CBC Manitoba meteorologist John Sauder.

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“Because southern Manitoba is on the warmer side of the low, there is a possibility of widespread freezing rain in the southwest from Brandon north through Riding Mountain and into Dauphin and Swan River.”

Environment Canada advises that highways, roads, sidewalks, and parking lots may become icy and dangerous.

The freezing rain is predicted to dissipate by Tuesday morning.

The following topics are covered in the warning:

  • Brandon, Neepawa, Carberry, and Treherne are all towns in Manitoba.
  • Winnipegosis, Dauphin, Russell, and Roblin
  • Riding Mountain and Minnedosa National Parks
  • Swan River, Duck Mountain, and Porcupine Provincial Forest are all nearby.
  • Souris and Virden.
More snow coming for parts of central, northern Manitoba on Tuesday.

While Environment Canada has declared a snowfall warning for parts of northern Manitoba, predicting severe snowfall.

“Those locations should expect 10 to 15 centimetres of snow by the end of Tuesday, with an additional 10 centimetres probable by the end of Wednesday,” Sauder added.

A snowfall alert has been declared for the following areas:

  • Cranberry Portage, Flin Flon, and Snow Lake.
  • Gods Lake, Island Lake, and Oxford House.
  • Norway House, Cross Lake, and Wabowden.
  • The Poplar River.

Furthermore, The Pas, Wanless, Westray, and Clearwater Lake Provincial Park are all under a snowstorm warning, with snowfall totals assumed to be in the 25 to 30-centimetre range by Tuesday evening.

Environment Canada advises everyone affected by the extreme weather to prepare for rapidly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

Drivers should slow down in slick weather, watch for brake lights ahead, and keep a safe following distance.

Source: CBC News

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