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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Southern Manitoba is expected to get a heavy snow storm

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  • For sections of southern Manitoba, Environment Canada has released special weather statements, snowfall warnings, and winter storm cautions.
  • The snow will fall Wednesday night into Thursday as well as Friday, with snowfall amounts varied greatly.

On Wednesday, the weather in southern Manitoba will change to wintry.

For sections of southern Manitoba, Environment Canada has released special weather statements, snowfall warnings, and winter storm cautions. A complete list of public weather alerts is available online.

According to the meteorological service, a low-pressure system is arriving from Saskatchewan, bringing a mix of rain and snow on Wednesday morning.

The snow will fall Wednesday night into Thursday as well as Friday, with snowfall amounts varied greatly.

Snowfall accumulations of 10 centimetres are predicted Wednesday night in places under a snowfall warning, including Arborg, Pine Falls, and Selkirk, with an additional 10 centimetres forecast on Thursday.

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Snowfall increases of 15 to 20 centimetres are expected in locations under winter storm warnings, including Dauphin, Alonsa, and Swan River, by the end of Thursday. 

The meteorological service predicts that locations near the Manitoba escarpment would receive the most snow, with up to 40 centimetres possible.

Southern Manitoba snowstorm packed a mighty punch.

According to Environment Canada, due to a gusty northeast wind, the weather will be “especially blustery” on Thursday and early Friday.

It also says that there might be heavy snowflakes off Manitoba’s lakes from Thursday night into Friday.

For the following three days, the temperature will hover around freezing, posing a risk of slipping.

Environment Canada advises travellers that this weather system will hit southern Manitoba, sections of Saskatchewan, northwestern Ontario, and neighbouring American states.

If you are experiencing severe Snowfall, the weather service advises you to adjust your driving to the changing road conditions, create an emergency plan, and obtain an emergency pack.

If there is winter rain, Environment Canada recommends that you delay non-essential travel till the weather changes. If you must go, keep others informed of your itinerary and location, and have an emergency kit and smartphone with you.

Source: CTV News

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