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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Parts of southern Manitoba have been issued blizzard warnings ahead of Sunday’s snowfall

Warnings of blizzards have been issued for sections of southern Manitoba

Key takeaways:

  • Environment Canada has issued blizzard warnings for parts of southern Manitoba ahead of what is expected to be a stormy Sunday.
  • With Arctic air pouring in, the snowy Sunday will likely leave a bone-chilling impression on the area.

Blizzard alerts have been issued by Environment Canada for sections of southern Manitoba ahead of what is likely to be a stormy Sunday.

According to the weather service, winds from the northwest are projected to gust between 50 and 70 kilometers per hour. The blizzard-like conditions are forecast to start late Sunday afternoon and remain into the evening, lasting up to six hours. The visibility could be as low as 400 meters.

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The following areas are included in the warning:

  • Emerson-Franklin Municipality, which includes the Roseau River.
  • De Salaberry’s R.M. includes St. Pierre-Jolys and St. Malo.
  • Hanover R.M., which includes Steinbach, Niverville, and Grunthal.
  • Marchand is included in the R.M. of La Broquerie.
  • St. Adolphe and Ste. Agathe are included in the Ritchot R.M.
  • Richer is included in the R.M. of Ste. Anne.
  • Stuartburn’s R.M., which includes Zhoda Vita and Sundown.
  • Lorette Ste-Geneviève and Landmark are included in the R.M. of Tache.
  • Rhineland Municipality, which includes Altona, Plum Coulee, and Gretna.
  • St. Jean Baptiste is included in the R.M. of Montcalm.
  • Morris’ R.M. includes Rosenort and Aubigny.
  • Roland’s R.M., which includes Jordan and Myrtle.
  • Stanley’s R.M., which includes Winkler and Morden.
  • Thompson’s R.M. includes Miami Rosebank and Deerwood.
Blizzard warning issued for parts of Manitoba
Blizzard warning issued for parts of Manitoba. Image from CHVN Radio

With Arctic air pouring in, the snowy Sunday will likely leave a bone-chilling impression on the area. Lows are predicted to be in the -22 C range Sunday night for all of southern Manitoba, with highs hovering around -19 C to -22 C on Monday.

“Due to limited visibility, travel is expected to be dangerous. Prepare to travel in rapidly changing and deteriorating situations. 

In cold weather, anyone who is not clothed adequately is at risk of frostbite and hypothermia, according to Environment Canada.

While the city of Winnipeg is not under a winter storm warning, outlying areas could expect blowing snow.

Snowfall accumulations of five to ten cm are possible.

You can check 511 Manitoba for the most up-to-date roadway conditions and closures.

Source: Global News

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