- As of Saturday evening, Environment Canada had released snow storm advisories for several places around the province.
- Rainfall warnings have been issued for portions of southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg and the Interlake.
- Manitoba With the weather in western Manitoba deteriorating, Hydro says it’s likely that more power outages will occur.
Rainfall, snowfall, as well as winter storm warnings, are in effect for parts of southern Manitoba this weekend.
Environment Canada had issued snow storm advisories for various regions across the province as of Saturday evening, including:
Gladstone – Ste. Rose – McCreary – Alonsa
Riding Mountain National Park, Minnedosa
Winnipegosis – Dauphin – Russell – Roblin
According to the advisory, a Colorado Low is expected to bring heavy snow to areas of the Westman. Weekends, Saturday and Sunday.
The warning states, “It may start as rain, wet snow, or even freezing rain, but it will turn to heavy snow later today.” “This heavy snow is expected to last through Saturday night, then taper off during the day on Sunday. Snow might be accompanied by northerly winds gusting to 80 km/h.”
Snowfall totals of 20 to 40 cm are forecast.
However, some sections of the province are experiencing a different type of precipitation.
Rainfall warnings have been issued for much of southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg and sections of the Interlake. The Colorado Low, according to Environment Canada, could produce substantial rainfall of 30 to 50 centimeters.
“This much rain on the frozen or saturated ground may result in localized flooding, including basements, underpasses, and other structures,” warns the notice. “Flooding in low-lying areas is a possibility. On the road, avoid driving through the water. A vehicle or a person can be swept away by even shallow, fast-moving water across a road.”
Manitoba With weather conditions in the west of Manitoba deteriorating, Hydro says it’s probable that further power disruptions may occur. Hydro has established an Emergency Operations Centre in Brandon to coordinate a response and provide information on how to prepare for a power loss.
Source: CTV News
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