Wednesday through Saturday
Threat level: MODERATE
Impacts: MODERATE to HIGH (based time of year, travel impacts, public awareness, etc)
Confidence: MODERATE (based on model agreements)
Expected hazards: WINTER STORM // STRONG WINDS // BLOWING SNOW
Expected snowfall: 10-15cm
Locations impacted: extreme southeastern Manitoba // North Dakota
Expected watch: special weather statements (already issued), snowfall warnings and/or winter storm watches (already issued)
Most likely areas impacted: Trans-Canada Highway from Steinbach, MB to Kenora, ON and possibly highway 75 from Morris to US border.
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Towner, Cavalier, Benson, Ramsey and Eddy Counties. * WHEN...From late Wednesday night through Friday morning. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.