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Winter Storm Watch Issued for MB; Warnings Issued for SK

Updated: Mar 2

Winter Storm Warning (Saskatchewan)

3:20 PM CST Friday 1 March 2024


A major winter storm is expected. Heavy snow and blowing snow with low visibility to begin Saturday morning near the Alberta border and move east throughout the weekend.


  • Snowfall totals: 20 to 40 cm

  • Wind: gusts to 60 to 70 km/h

  • When: Saturday morning through Monday night


Remarks: A low pressure system in Montana will bring heavy snow beginning in the southwest section of Saskatchewan on Saturday morning. Along with heavy snow, gusty winds will create blowing snow and reduced visibility. This area of snow and blowing snow will move northeast and cover the remainder of the southern half of the province by Sunday morning. Snow and blowing snow will continue through Monday. Near blizzard conditions are possible. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to getprepared.gc.ca. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to SKstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.



Winter Storm Watch (Manitoba)

3:27 PM CST Friday 1 March 2024


Heavy snow and blowing snow with low visibility is expected in southern Manitoba this weekend.


  • Snowfall totals: 25 to 40 cm

  • Wind: gusts to 60 to 80 km/h

  • When: Saturday evening through Monday night


Remarks: A low pressure system from Montana will bring snow beginning in the southwest section of Manitoba on Saturday afternoon. Along with the snow, gusty winds will create blowing snow and reduced visibility. This area of snow and blowing snow will move northeast and cover much of the southern half of the province by Sunday morning. Snow is expected to rapidly accumulate on Sunday and Sunday night along with possible near blizzard conditions. Snow and blowing snow will continue through Monday. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Avoid travel if possible. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to getprepared.gc.ca. 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.


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