It's been a busy day across the Northern Plains, with freezing rain across Minnesota and blizzard conditions across North Dakota/South Dakota and parts of northwestern Minnesota. Manitoba has been mainly unaffected by this winter storm, but extreme southeastern parts of the province has seen some accumulations and blowing snow.
While accumulations are minor on the Manitoba side, areas like Grand Forks received 11.5 inches (almost 30cm) of snow thus far.
Blizzard conditions will continue through the evening and possibly Monday morning for parts of ND/SD/MN. Several highways across the state remain closed, including Interstate 29 from the Manitoba to South Dakota border and Interstate 94 from Fargo to Bismarck.
Snowfall warnings remain in effect for extreme southeastern parts of Manitoba. Below is the Trans-Canada Highway conditions just east of Winnipeg:
4:25 AM CST Sunday 29 December 2019 Snowfall warning in effect for:
Buffalo Point Res. and Northwest Angle Prov. Forest
R.M. of Piney incl. Sandilands and Sprague
Heavy snowfall with total accumulations of 10 to 15 cm is expected over southeastern Manitoba today.
A low pressure system in the United States will spread snow throughout much of southern Manitoba today. The highest snowfall is expected to occur in the southeasternmost parts of the province. The snow will taper off tonight as the low pressure system tracks through the Great Lakes area.
Travellers should be aware that more intense winter storm conditions will occur in the adjacent American States as well as parts of Northwestern Ontario.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.
Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.