Alerts for: Brandon - Neepawa - Carberry - Treherne

Warnings

4:32 AM CST Tuesday 06 December 2016
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Brandon
  • Mun. of Glenboro-South Cypress incl. Treesbank
  • Mun. of Norfolk Treherne
  • Mun. of North Cypress-Langford incl. Neepawa and Carberry
  • Mun. of North Norfolk incl. MacGregor Sydney and Austin
  • Mun. of Oakland-Wawanesa incl. Carroll
  • R.M. of Cornwallis west of Shilo incl. Chater
  • R.M. of Elton incl. Forrest
  • R.M. of Victoria incl. Holland and Cypress River

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 spreading a second wave of snow into the region.

In the Red River Valley, heavy snow is expected today with accumulations of 15-30cm across most areas. Additionally, northerly winds gusting to 70 km/h will develop today over most areas. Visibilities will be significantly reduced at times in snow and blowing snow for most of Tuesday and into Wednesday as well.

Over southwestern Manitoba, periods of snow are expected today with light accumulations near the Saskatchewan border increasing to 5-10cm towards the Red River Valley. Strong winds through the region will produce widespread blowing snow. Near-zero visibilities are possible at times.

In southeastern Manitoba, a further 10-20cm of snow is possible by Wednesday morning. Blowing snow is not expected to be a significant issue today.

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 will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

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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