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Winter storm warnings issued for southern Manitoba

"Today and tonight) Issued at 351 AM CDT Thu Oct 10 2019 The most difficult snow forecast and highest snowfall forecast of my 30 year career.

Hard to believe model data at this point. Chat with WPC and they can't believe it either, but moisture advection today out ahead of 500 mb short will spread precipitation across the area. Banding has been evident with snow band in western ND into western SD tonight. All signs point to rapid development of precipiatation today as 50 kt low level jet moves into central ND. Rain showers into E ND and NW MN overnight with some thunder at times in MN." - NWS Grand Forks, ND


4:25 AM CDT Thursday 10 October 2019 Winter storm warning in effect for areas in red:

An approaching Colorado low will continue to bring a mix of wet snow or rain to southern Manitoba today. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected today mainly along the Manitoba escarpment. The snowfall may ease a little Thursday night.

This Colorado low will bring very heavy snow to parts of southern Manitoba Friday as it passes through the area. In addition, very strong northerly winds are forecast for Friday. The extreme winds and heavy snowfall will persist into Saturday.

The combination of wind and wet snow may pose a problem with tree branches or power lines.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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