Blowing snow advisories issued for S Manitoba


Statements

3:41 PM CST Saturday 23 February 2019 Blowing snow advisory in effect for areas in grey:


Blowing snow driven by northerly winds gusting to 70 km/h will develop overnight as a cold front blasts through the Red River Valley and southeast Manitoba, bringing an end to the relatively milder conditions experienced Saturday. While visibility won't be affected greatly inside built-up areas, poor to at times near-zero visibility can be expected in the open countryside overnight through much of the day Sunday. Conditions will improve late Sunday as winds diminish. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.


Warnings

3:53 PM CST Saturday 23 February 2019 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for areas in red:


A period of very cold wind chills is expected. Wind chill values around -46 are expected to develop overnight through Sunday morning as bitterly cold arctic air floods into the region. The bitterly cold conditions are expected to continue into Monday. Extreme cold puts everyone at risk. Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter. Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.