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Blizzard conditions expected by Thursday morning for Manitoba

Main cloud shield now into Manitoba. No, this is not a hurricane...(but wow!). Heavy snow now impacting Grand Forks, ND and heavy snow axis will make its way towards SE Manitoba. Expect #blizzard conditions by morning. Travel impossible in areas of SE Manitoba and ND/MN tomorrow. We can’t stress how dangerous this storm is, do not travel tomorrow if MB/ND/MN #mbwx


3:26 PM CDT Wednesday 13 March 2019 Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Steinbach and surrounding areas

  • Morden/Winkler and surrounding areas

Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring. An intense disturbance tracking across the United States will bring strong northerly winds and moderate to heavy snowfall to the southern Red River Valley.

Snowfall associated with this disturbance will enter the region tonight and continue on Thursday before tapering off late Thursday morning or early Thursday afternoon. Total snowfall accumulations of 8 to 15 cm will be possible.

In addition to the snow, intense northerly winds are expected to develop overnight and continue on Thursday. Winds gusting at times to 80 km/h will combine with the falling snow to produce widespread blowing snow resulting in blizzard conditions. As the precipitation exits the region visibilities are expected to improve. However, the strong winds will likely continue to produce heavy drifting and persistent blowing snow into Thursday evening.

Low location, frontal positions and precipitation depiction at 06Z, early Thursday morning

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