Winter storm watch, snowfall warnings and special weather statements for Manitoba


Watches/warnings as of 4pm CST

Watches (yellow)

3:37 PM CST Sunday 06 January 2019 Winter storm watch (in yellow) in effect for:

  • Churchill

Falling snow combined with northerly winds of 50 gusting to 70 km/h will likely bring blizzard conditions to Churchill beginning overnight on Monday. Conditions will begin to improve Tuesday afternoon. A low currently in southern Alberta will deepen and track to the northeast over the next couple days. Snow associated with this system will move into Churchill Monday morning. The community is forecast to receive 5 to 10 cm of snow by Tuesday evening. This low will be situated over northeastern Manitoba by Monday afternoon, as this low continues to track to the northeast, a strong northerly gradient sets up over Churchill Monday evening and strengthens overnight. As the wind increases, combined with the falling snow, blizzard conditions are likely in Churchill beginning overnight on Monday.

Conditions will improve Tuesday afternoon.


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Warnings (red)

3:24 PM CST Sunday 06 January 2019 Snowfall warning in effect for areas in red:


Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected. An area of moderate snowfall has spread into southwestern Manitoba this afternoon. Brandon has been reporting reduced visibilities in moderate snow. Webcams for Brandon and Pilot Mound regions are showing rapidly accumulating snow, and RADAR echoes are indicating moderate snow will continue to fall into the evening, therefore these regions have been added to the snowfall warning. This area of snow will continue to intensify and move into eastern Manitoba this evening. Snowfall amounts 10 to 15 cm can be expected with this system. The snow will taper off from west to east Monday morning. In addition to the snow, strong southerly winds gusting up to 60 km/h will develop by evening and combined with the falling snow, poor visibilities can be expected in blowing snow tonight.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.


Statements (grey)

3:26 PM CST Sunday 06 January 2019 Special weather statement in effect for areas in grey:


A low currently developing in Alberta will deepen and track to the northeast over the next couple days. As the low tracks to the northeast, an unpleasant weather day is forecast for southern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba on Monday. On the backside of the low, northerly winds of 40 gusting to 70 km/h are forecast to develop. These winds, combined with falling snow are forecast to bring reduced visibilities throughout southern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba beginning Monday afternoon. Along with the blowing snow, most regions will see a falling temperature trend on Monday as cold air behind the low spills south.

Conditions will gradually improve on Tuesday.