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MB/SK under snowfall/winter storm/extreme cold warnings

Environment Canada warnings valid as of 3:30pm CST

A lot of red on that warnings map means that it is quite busy, or at least it will be! Let's get right into it:

  • Snowfall warnings are now in effect for southern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba

  • Winter storm warnings are in effect for parts of Saskatchewan

  • Extreme cold warnings in effect for most of Manitoba

Environment Canada warnings in Manitoba


3:26 PM CST Saturday 26 January 2019 Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Southwestern Manitoba

  • Southern Saskatchewan

Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected. An approaching low pressure system will spread an area of moderate to heavy snow across portions of central and eastern Saskatchewan. Snow will push into the province this evening over western sections and late this evening and overnight for eastern sections. The heaviest snow will fall Sunday morning over eastern sections near the Manitoba border before tapering off Sunday evening. In addition to the snow, there is a risk of brief, patchy freezing rain mixed in Saturday evening overnight into early Sunday morning. On Sunday afternoon, a cold frontal passage will lead to gusty northerly winds that will likely trigger some blowing snow and reduced visibilities. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Potential closures depicted by Weatherlogics near Carlyle, SK and Extevans, SK


2:13 PM CST Saturday 26 January 2019 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • City of Winnipeg

  • Central and northern Manitoba

A period of very cold wind chills is expected. Extreme wind chill values of -40 to -45 will persist over the Manitoba Interlake and areas east tonight. Wind chills will moderate on Sunday morning. For the eastern Red River Valley towards the Ontario border, extreme wind chill values near -40 will develop this evening before improving overnight into Sunday morning as cloud cover increases across the province. Extreme cold puts everyone at risk. Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill. If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Potential snowfall amounts (in cm) by Sunday night


3:29 PM CST Saturday 26 January 2019 Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Buffalo Narrows and Peter Pond Lake

  • Île à la Crosse and Beauval

  • Candle Lake Prov. Park and Narrow Hills Prov. Park

  • Hwy 165 between hwys 2 and 914 including Pinehouse Lake

  • Lac la Ronge Prov. Park including La Ronge

  • Montreal Lake and Molanosa

  • Prince Albert Nat. Park

A developing low pressure system will bring heavy snow to the regions tonight into sunday. Freezing rain will accompany the heavy snow in the buffalo narrows region and in prince albert national park. Total amounts of 10 to 15 cm are forecast by the time the snow ends sunday afternoon. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Frontal positions and Low pressure location on Sunday afternoon

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