Blowing snow advisories issued for Southern Manitoba


Active advisories & warnings issued by ECCC as of 4pm CST

Statements

3:58 PM CST Monday 14 January 2019 Blowing snow advisory in effect for:

  • R.M. of Cartier incl. Elie St. Eustache and Springstein

  • R.M. of Dufferin incl. Carman Roseisle and Homewood

  • R.M. of Grey incl. St. Claude Elm Creek and Fannystelle

  • R.M. of Headingley

  • R.M. of Macdonald incl. Brunkild Starbuck and La Salle

  • R.M. of Portage la Prairie incl. St. Ambroise

  • R.M. of St. François Xavier

  • Mun. of Rhineland incl. Altona Plum Coulee and Gretna

  • R.M. of Montcalm incl. St. Jean Baptiste

  • R.M. of Morris incl. Rosenort and Aubigny

  • R.M. of Roland incl. Jordan and Myrtle

  • R.M. of Stanley incl. Winkler and Morden

  • R.M. of Thompson incl. Miami Rosebank and Deerwood

Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow is expected or occurring in some locations.

Strong northerly winds of 50 gusting 70 km/h will produce poor visibilities in blowing snow on Tuesday. A strong cold front will surge southwards through the red river valley on Tuesday morning, ushering in strong northerly winds. These winds will produce widespread blowing snow with localized areas of near-zero visibility through portions of the western red river valley. Conditions will deteriorate mid- to late morning with improvement expected early Tuesday evening as winds diminish. Anyone planning on travelling on area highways should prepare for the potential for adverse travel conditions. These winds will affect west-east running highways the most, including the Trans-Canada highway. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. 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.


Warnings

3:43 PM CST Monday 14 January 2019 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for (areas in red):


A period of very cold wind chills is expected. A bitterly cold Arctic air mass will continue to build into northern Manitoba today. Overnight lows in the mid-minus thirties will combine with winds near 30 km/h to produce wind chill values near -50 early Tuesday morning. Wind chill values will moderate only marginally on Tuesday into the -45 to -50 range. Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes. Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill. Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables. If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.