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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Next week, parts of Manitoba might have 30 to 80 cm of snowfall

Next week, 30 to 80 cm of snow might fall in parts of Manitoba.

Key Takeaways:

  • Manitoba has warned that 30 to 80 cm of snow could fall next week across the province.
  • Due to ice jams, a flood alert has been issued for the Red River from St. Jean Baptiste to Morris, at St. Adolphe, and in the Selkirk area.

The province of Manitoba has issued a warning that 30 to 80 cm of snow could fall across the province next week.

According to the province’s flood bulletin released on Saturday, flood forecasters are watching a precipitation system projected to strike central and southern Manitoba and the United States portions of the Manitoba basins from April 12 to April 15.

This precipitation system is forecast to dump 30 to 80 centimeters of snow, with a possible mix of snow and rain.

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Temperatures are predicted to plummet to below freezing by April 13 and stay there until April 19.

According to the province, runoff from this precipitation is not predicted to begin until April 20.

UPDATE ON THE FLOOD

According to Manitoba’s flood bulletin, the Red River has reached its height between Emerson and St. Adolphe.

A flood alert is in effect for the Red River from St. Jean Baptiste to Morris, at St. Adolphe, and in the Selkirk area due to ice jams.

Next week, 30 to 80 cm of snow might fall in parts of Manitoba.
Next week, 30 to 80 cm of snow might fall in parts of Manitoba. Image from ChrisD.ca

Except for locations under a flood warning, a high water advisory is in effect for the Red River from Emerson to the Red River Floodway entrance.

The Assiniboine River is rising in level from the Shellmouth Dam to Winnipeg. Water levels are predicted to peak between April 11 and April 18.

According to the Manitoba government, water levels are expected to continue below bank capacity.

The Portage Diversion and the Red River Floodway are still operational.

Source: CTV News

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