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Special Weather Statements Issued Across Prairies Ahead of First Snow


Special Weather Statements (Grey)

4:23 PM CDT Sunday 22 October 2023


Pattern change to colder temperatures with first shot of accumulating snow coming this week for southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba. The mild fall weather will come to an abrupt end this week across the Prairies as a cold front slumping southward gives showers and ushers in the first Arctic air of the season. Highs will drop to the single digits through much of the week before colder air moves in late week with temperatures in the -5 to -10 degree range likely by next weekend and into Halloween.


The colder temperatures will bring accumulating snow to western Saskatchewan late Monday into Tuesday. The area of snow will move across the province on Monday night into Tuesday and then into western Manitoba on Tuesday into Wednesday. General amounts will be in the 5 cm range but may be higher over southwestern Saskatchewan so this area will have to be closely monitored for potential snowfall warnings as the event nears. For Southern Manitoba, confidence is increasing on a snowfall event mid to late week but it remains too early to nail down amounts and location at this time. Be sure to stay tuned to weather.gc.ca for updated watches, warnings and forecasts through the week.


Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to MBstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.


Special Weather Statements (grey) and Snowfall Warnings (red) issued by ECCC.

Snowfall Warning (Red)

3:55 PM MDT Sunday 22 October 2023


Snowfall is expected tonight and Monday, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm. Heavy snow will begin tonight in central Alberta and spread south on Monday. Snowfall amounts may vary significantly as some of the snow will melt on contact with the warm ground. Snow will end on Tuesday. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.


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