Alerts for: Ste. Rose - McCreary - Alonsa - Gladstone

Warnings

9:47 AM CST Monday 05 December 2016
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Mun. of Glenella-Lansdowne incl. Arden and Tenby
  • Mun. of McCreary incl. Norgate
  • Mun. of Ste. Rose incl. Laurier
  • Mun. of WestLake-Gladstone incl. Plumas and Langruth
  • R.M. of Alonsa incl. Ebb and Flow Res. and Sandy Bay Res.

A major winter storm is expected.

Significant snow and blowing snow for southern Manitoba lasting through mid-week.

A low pressure system approaching southern Manitoba is rapidly intensifying this morning. Snow, heavy at times, has already developed over the southwest corner of the province and will continue through Wednesday. Snow will also spread into the Red River Valley and the southeast later tonight. General total amounts of 15 to 30 cm are expected over the warned area, and higher amounts are possible, especially over the southwest. Meanwhile, northerly winds gusting to 50 or 60 km/h will develop Monday night or Tuesday over most areas. Visibilities will be significantly reduced at times in snow and blowing snow for most of Tuesday and into Wednesday as well. While some uncertainty remains in the exact timing of the heaviest snow and strongest winds, there is potential for sustained blizzard conditions over parts of the warned area.

The snow and wind will gradually ease Wednesday night. Bitterly cold arctic air sweeps in behind this system, with lows below -20 degrees Celsius expected by the end of the week accompanied by wind chill values in the -30 to -35 range.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.storm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #MBStorm.

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