Lake Winnipeg - north basin


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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Extreme Cold Warning in effect

Lake Winnipeg - north basin

Issued 9:43 PM CST 23 January 2019 A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Extreme wind chill values of -40 to -45 are expected for Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba tonight as cold arctic air moves into the area. Winds will gradually diminish and temperatures will moderate slightly Thursday morning. However, the extreme cold may return Thursday night as the cold air remains in place.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

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

Statements (In effect)

Blowing snow advisory in effect

Lake Winnipeg - north basin

Issued 6:57 PM CST 23 January 2019 Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring.

Northerly winds with gusts up to 70 to 80 km/h are impacting the Manitoba Lakes. These winds combined with light snow are creating reduced visibilities in blowing snow.

Visibilities will be poor with periods of near zero visibilities possible through the evening hours. Conditions will improve from north to south gradually through the night.

Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

Blowing snow advisories are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least 3 hours.

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


There is no Synopsis issued for this area. However, on occasion Marine Weather Statements will be posted here.

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